QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
B e f o r e :
|THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF SEVGI DEGIRMENCI||(CLAIMANT)|
|IMMIGRATION APPEAL TRIBUNAL||(DEFENDANT)|
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MR J P WAITE appeared on behalf of the DEFENDANT
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"I have a problem with credibility in this case. The appellant says that she has suffered persecution for four years from 1995 until 1999. She said in court that she did not want to leave Turkey because she wished to graduate. This is not the kind of statement that a genuine asylum seeker would make. The appellant then graduated in 1995 and still did not leave Turkey until 1999. If the appellant was suffering the harassment that she states she was suffering, then surely she would have let Turkey before that time. I therefore do not believe the appellant's story of her arrests and detentions."
"Because of the problems that I have with credibility in this case, I also wish to mention that the appellant travelled through many countries on her way to Turkey and did not claim asylum in any of these countries. These are not the actions of a genuine asylum seeker."
"The adjudicator sets out reasons for her adverse credibility findings and she makes it plain that her findings were arrived at in the light of the objective material. Despite all the points that could be and have been made, the adjudicator found against the appellant."