Indonesian Ambassador to Turkey Lalu Muhammad Iqbal. Photo/Anadolu
Previously Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) received information that there was a PMI named Gusti Ayu Vira Wijayantri who complained that he was a victim of exploitation in Turkey. Minister of Foreign Affairs (Menlu) Retno Marsudi also ordered: Indonesian Embassy in Ankara to provide maximum assistance to victims.
“This week we have succeeded in locating the person concerned in Alanya, eastern Turkey. Now the Indonesian Embassy is at the stage of completing the immigration administration because the person concerned is not registered in the Self-Report – Care application for Indonesian citizens at the Indonesian Embassy in Ankara, his whereabouts were not previously detected by members of the Indonesian Citizens Protection Task Force in Alanya. and since 2001 working without a valid work permit in Turkey through agents in Indonesia. At the same time we are asking for the responsibility of two shipping agents in Indonesia,” explained Indonesian Ambassador to Turkey, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, in a written statement, Tuesday (16/8). /2022).
According to Iqbal, based on the history of the illness in question, the disease has been suffering for a long time.
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“If only he worked legally according to procedures that went through a medical test, the disease should have been caught before leaving,” explained Iqbal.
“Because of his illegal status, the person concerned is also not covered by health insurance in Turkey,” continued Iqbal in his statement.
Iqbal said that the location in question was 6 hours by road from the Turkish capital, Ankara.
“So maybe we will take it to the Indonesian Embassy shelter in Ankara first to facilitate monitoring. If the results of the doctor’s examination later allow the person concerned to be fit to fly, we will prioritize being immediately repatriated and treated in Indonesia. Due to his current illegal status, concerned are very vulnerable to be here,” said Iqbal.
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