Educational Statistics for Children under Temporary Protection in Turkey: Statistical Report -Originally published 24 Sep 2020


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Hundreds of Syrians stormed a border crossing with Turkey on Friday in a protest that called for an end to a ferocious military offensive by Syrian and Russian government forces.

Video footage from the scene showed a huge convoy of motor vehicles massed at the border at...


Migrant policies should be explained well to Turkish people to achieve common consensus, social acceptance, Basak Yavcan, vice chair of the Center for Social Policy Research of Turkey's TOBB University, says

Basak Yavcan, vice chair of the Center for Social Policy Resea...


By Semih İdiz

The myth of Turkish sympathy and tolerance toward Syrian refugees, which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been promoting self-righteously for years, is crumbling fast. Research shows that an increasing number of Turks now see the Syrians as unwelcome gue...


Anne O'Rorke left behind her three sons and husband in Ireland to move 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) away to Turkey to help relieve the suffering of refugee women and children.

"Even though I am unable to completely erase the dreadful experience for them, I put an effo...


By Vakkas Dogantekin and Ali Abo Rezeg 

War victims, refugees, poor receive cutting-edge stem cell treatment in Turkey free of charge.


Sakhidad Abdulsattar (2nd Left), his wife (Left), his sister (Right) and his doctor Sinan Dal (2nd Right)

Indian independence leader Ma...


The United Nations’ culture and education agency has praised Turkey in a new report for its “commitment to include Syrian children in its education system.”

“Turkey hosts 1 million refugees of school age and has committed to include them in its national education system...


By Eric Reidy

On an eastern frontier of the European Union, people are whisked back to Turkey before they can claim asylum in Greece.

Greenery alongside a brown river with a deflated boat in the foreground.

Linda, a 19-year-old Syrian and registered refugee, had just cr...


On Saturday, Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the US over its decision to end funding for the UN Palestine refugee agency.

"The decision of the United States will affect the lives of over 5 million Palestinians in a negative way. At the same time, this decision will h...


In the Turkish city of Gaziantep, home to around half a million Syrians who fled the civil war south of the border, hundreds of Syrian businesses are thriving in a boost both for the displaced community and their host country.

Over 3.5 million Syrians are registered in...


Nearly 30,000 Afghans have arrived in Turkey in the last three months, the Turkish government said on Wednesday (April 25), after Amnesty International criticised the authorities "ruthless" decision to send more than 7,000 back to Afghanistan.

Interior Minister Suleyman...


Turkey's eastern borders have seen an unprecedented rise in illegal migrants, particularly Afghan nationals, trying to cross into the country, as smugglers strive to make the most before the completion of a border wall

An oasis at the gateway of Europe for its open-door...


By Hosam al-Jablawi

Some 23,000 Syrian teachers took refuge in Turkey, and while many are unemployed, some found work in temporary schools for refugees. Syrian journalist Hosam al-Jablawi says many now fear for their jobs as Turkey tries to integrate refugees into the n...


'Number of refugees Turkey has welcomed is bigger than the population of Paris' FAO representative says

Turkey is welcoming, compassionate and eager to involve newly arrived refugees in their businesses and communities, all over the country, Viorel Gutu, the Food and Ag...


By Laura Pitel in Ankara, and Asser Khattab and Erika Solomon in Beirut 

At Turkey’s last election, Sakip Uyar gave his vote to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But now he is angry with the president.

The stonemason, who works in a rundown part of Ankara’s Altindag district, is fed...


By Margarite Helena Zoeteweij

Turkey’s state of emergency and changes to its asylum law have left millions of refugees more vulnerable that ever, says European migration expert Margarite Helena Zoeteweij-Turhan.

A boy whose family fled from Syria waves a Turkish flag whi...

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