Turkey Improves Procedures for Deportees from Japan


Tokyo, June 6 (Jiji Press)--The Turkish government has improved procedures to accept its nationals deported from Japan, according to informed sources.

At the request of the Japanese side, Turkey decided to issue travel documents as a substitute for passports, the sources said.

Before the move, Japan's Immigration Services Agency had difficulty deporting Turkish citizens with expired passports.

In March, Japanese and Turkish consular authorities confirmed the change to the Turkish procedures at a meeting in Tokyo.

The Turkish action leaves Iran the only country uncooperative in accepting its nationals deported from Japan. Iran does not accept deportees unwilling to return home, citing its constitution guaranteeing freedom of movement.

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