Detention in the temporary protection framework


Country Report: Detention in the temporary protection framework Last updated: 27/02/23



As a rule, temporary protection beneficiaries should not be detained. The TPR does not feature any explicit provision governing administrative detention of persons within the scope of temporary protection laying down grounds and procedural safeguards that apply. Article 35 TPR does, however, provide that beneficiaries who fail to comply with the obligations set out in the Regulation may be temporarily or permanently prevented from residing outside a Temporary Accommodation Centre. Where this provision is applied, beneficiaries are forbidden from leaving the camp, thereby being de facto in a state of detention.

In addition, detention has also been – arbitrarily – imposed in some cases as a sanction against temporary protection beneficiaries who violate their obligation to stay in their assigned province, although practice in this regard is not uniform. For example, temporary protection beneficiaries apprehended for irregular exit by sea are transferred to Removal Centres and are held there until the completion of pre-registration, unless they pose a threat to public safety and security.[1]

Temporary protection beneficiaries may be subject to detention for the purpose of removal (see International Protection: Grounds for Detention) where their status is cancelled or they fall within the exceptions to the principle of non-refoulement (see Protection from Refoulement).




[1] Information provided by a stakeholder, February 2018.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of main changes since the previous report update
  • Introduction to the asylum context in Türkiye
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • Temporary Protection Regime
  • Content of Temporary Protection