Good News Keeps Coming …


In the last 4 months IRQR has helped many Iranian queer refugees in Turkey with their refugee claim cases in order to leave their stressful situations and begin a peaceful life in Canada. We at IRQR would like to give you an update about what has been happening. 45 IRQR’s refugees landed in Canada and […]

Salzburg Global LGBT Statement


Please find the Salzburg Statement of the Global LGBT Forum below. Based on participant outputs they received from working groups and panel conversations, they captured and condensed participants key findings and recommendations. Salzburg Global LGBT Statement

2013 UNHCR country operations profile – Turkey


Working environment The context The Republic of Turkey is party to the 1951 Refugee Convention, but maintains a “geographical limitation” under Article 1 (B) of the Convention, whereby it is not obligated to apply the Convention to refugees from outside Europe. Therefore, in Turkey UNHCR registers non-European asylum-seekers and determines their refugee status, with a […]

IRQR ED, visited Turkey, Germany and the UK

Arsham Parsi, Executive director of the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees visited Turkey (from April 25th to May 3rd 2010), Germany (from May 3rd to May 6th 2010) and the UK (from May 17th to 26th May 2010) in order to meet officials, organizations as well as Iranian queer asylum seekers in person to interview […]