The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates is following up on the cases of six Palestinian citizens who went missing in Turkey this month.
The Palestinian Embassy in Ankara has formed a crisis team to deal with the issue. The Consulate in Istanbul is also involved. Both are working with the Turkish authorities to find the missing persons.
According to the ministry, four of the six went missing in Istanbul, one in Konya, and the sixth on the Turkey-Greece border. Anyone with any information on their whereabouts is asked to contact either the Palestinian Embassy or the Consulate.
Between ten and twelve thousand Palestinians are living in Istanbul, holding Palestinian passports or travel documents, or Jordanian passports. The total number of Palestinians in Turkey has been estimated at between twenty and twenty-two thousand, although thirty thousand has also been mentioned as a more realistic figure.