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February 18, 2024 - 7:38 am

Challenges Faced by Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Only 31,185 Out of 3.6 Million Have Work Permits


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  • Immigrant Workers
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Report: In Turkey, out of the 3 million 614 thousand Syrian refugees living, only 31,185 have work permits. Ercüment Akdeniz, a columnist for Evrensel newspaper, highlights that refugees need to act as “modern slaves” to their employers for 8 years in order to obtain work permits. Nurgül Elçik, a refugee rights advocate, mentions that especially women are seen as “passive…

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