All 19th century relatives from Turkey automatically marked confidential
I see this is a common problem, but it's not clear to me what the solution is. I have a number of relatives who were born in Turkey who have all over the course of the last year become marked confidential, despite the fact that none of them have participated in any 'controversial' activities or achieved any notoriety, let alone political sensitivity. Further, all of those relatives were born before 1900, and all that I can identify emigrated to the US or elsewhere before 1920. I simply can't see any case to make that this is 'dangerous' information, beyond what frankly feels like a slightly racist assumption that Middle Eastern people are somehow automatically more controversial than Europeans.
Is there a way to resolve this? I asked once when I noticed the first few pages becoming confidential, and only got a boilerplate answer that the records might be risky. I had really been hoping that by having a public tree, members of my extended family might be able to get in touch.