Dissidents living abroad apprehensive about visiting Turkish consulates

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Turkish dissidents living abroad are hesitant to visit Turkish embassies and consulates, fearing confiscation of their passports or refusal of their requests, the Ahval news website reported on Thursday.

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“Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance after entering the Saudi consulate in İstanbul on Oct. 2 brought to mind the problems Turkish citizens have been facing in their country’s consulates around the world,” the report said.

Turkish nationals living in Germany queue to cast their ballot at the Turkish consulate in Berlin on March 27, 2017. - The 1,4 million Turkish voters living in Germany can participate in a pro Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan referendum scheduled for 16 April. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

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