المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Syrian refugees | Turkish Immigration Department represses Syrian workers, amid calls for granting of asylum instead of the ”Kimlik”

Turkish Immigration Services have issued new instructions stipulate for the deportation of Syrian workers who have no work permits. This decision comes in light of the latest racist incidents in Ankara and the attacks on Syrian people in early August.

 

According to sources, this decision will effect the Syrian workers with no work permits, who have been already get low wages that have not exceeded 250 USD a month (2,000 TL) at a time when the Turkish workers get nearly 300 USD a month each. It is worth noting that the minimum wages in Turkey is 2825 TL.

 

The Syrian refugees in Turkey see that the decisions by the Turkish Immigration Department for deporting Syrian workers are not complied with the international law, as they intend to deport individuals who are prosecuted by the Syrian regime or the opposition.

 

The Syrian refugees have demanded handing over of the file of Syrian refugees in Turkey to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), like in Lebanon and Jordan, and granting of asylum instead of the temporary protection card ”Kimlik”.

 

Meanwhile, Turkey has refused to sign the protocol with the UNHCR, so that Turkey can use the card of Syrian refugee to exert pressure on European states and control the sources of income.

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