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Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

Published : 16-01-2020

Holders of Palestinian Authority Passports Allowed to Renew Touristic Visas in Turkey

Head of the Palestinian refugee community in Istanbul, Hazem Antar, said Turkish officials told him Palestinians with Palestinian Authority passports are not prohibited from having their touristic visas renewed.

Speaking with Palestinian news sources, Antar said holders of PA passports and Egyptian and Lebanese travel documents will be granted renewed touristic visas. No official decision has been issued in this regard, though.

Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community reportedly contacted the Turkish parliament over the visa issue.

Unofficial statistics indicate that 8,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Turkey, where they have been facing dire socio-economic conditions and denied access to the local labor market.

Turkish embassies continue to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria from obtaining visas. As a result, hundreds of Palestinians have embarked on life-threatening journeys via illegal immigration roads to reach Turkey, fleeing war-tattered Syria, among other war-stricken zones.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9618

Head of the Palestinian refugee community in Istanbul, Hazem Antar, said Turkish officials told him Palestinians with Palestinian Authority passports are not prohibited from having their touristic visas renewed.

Speaking with Palestinian news sources, Antar said holders of PA passports and Egyptian and Lebanese travel documents will be granted renewed touristic visas. No official decision has been issued in this regard, though.

Representatives of the Palestinian refugee community reportedly contacted the Turkish parliament over the visa issue.

Unofficial statistics indicate that 8,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Turkey, where they have been facing dire socio-economic conditions and denied access to the local labor market.

Turkish embassies continue to prevent Palestinian refugees from Syria from obtaining visas. As a result, hundreds of Palestinians have embarked on life-threatening journeys via illegal immigration roads to reach Turkey, fleeing war-tattered Syria, among other war-stricken zones.

Short URL : http://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9618