Use of medical reports

Turkey

Country Report: Use of medical reports Last updated: 31/05/21

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Article 69(4) LFIP provides that at the time of registration, the responsible authorities shall request that international protection applicants provide information and documents related to reasons for leaving their country of origin and events that led to the application. This provision can be interpreted as a possibility for the applicant to submit a medical report in support of the application. In addition, there is no provision in the LIFP which bars individuals from presenting documents and information in support of their international protection application at any stage of the determination proceedings.

Current practice does not suggest that medical reports have been relied upon by applicants in the international protection procedure. However, medical reports are deemed as strong evidence supporting international protection applications and increase the possibility of obtaining a positive decision from the DGMM.[1]

 

 

[1] Information provided from a stakeholder, February 2019.

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