KAMPALA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has spoken out on the status of 87 Ugandans detained by the Turkish Authorities due to overstaying of their visas.
Accordingly, these are currently detained in 6 detention centres namely; Harmandali, Silvre, Tuzla, Erzurum 1, Erzurum 2, and Edirne.
Mr. Bagiire Waiswa, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted in a statement that they are doing everything in their capacity to offer the necessary Consular and legal assistance required.
“Following these Consular visits, a total of 87 Ugandans have been identified and confirmed by the Officials of the Ugandan Embassy in Túrkiye to have been detained by the Turkish Authorities due to overstay of their visas which is in breach of the Immigration regulations of the Republic of Türkiye.”
“The Ministry wishes to assure the general public of its commitment to continue engaging with the relevant Turkish authorities to find a mutually acceptable solution to address these concerns and the affected families will be updated in due course,” he added.
The Ministry urged all Ugandan Nationals to abide by the Immigration regulations of the host countries they reside in.