Press Release

International Medical Corps Staff Detained in Turkey

On April 20, 2017, fifteen International Medical Corps staff members holding valid Turkish work permits were detained by Turkish authorities in Gaziantep. On April 25, four of the staff were deported back to their respective countries, but the remaining 11 staff – all Syrian nationals – remain in detention.

International Medical Corps is working with the Turkish government to secure the release of those staff still detained as soon as possible, and we continue to support our team members and their families during this very difficult time.

International Medical Corps has been working in support of the Turkish government’s efforts to provide relief to Syrian refugees and host communities since 2012.