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Turkey

As of September 2014, over 800.000 Syrians have sought refuge in Turkey. Those displaced are given temporary protection in the country, however they are not legally registered as ‘refugees’ due to Turkey’s policy of only processing European refugees under the 1951 Refugee Convention. This legal limbo deprives Syrian refugees in Turkey of the possibility to find durable solutions, such as resettlement.

For many of the Syrian refugees, Turkey is a transit country on their way to Europe.

Legal situation:
  • Turkey is a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. Turkey's policy on granting refugee status under the 1951 Refugee Convention is guided by the geographic limitations set out in the 1951 Refugee Convention, turkey is only obligated to accept refugees from European nations. Refugees from non-European nations are not granted refugee status in Turkey and are only considered ‘guests’.

Advocacy letter: Dear Chancellor Merkel

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Dec 02, 2015
Sehr geehrte Frau Bundeskanzlerin

  Advocacy letter: Kritik an dem

Dec 02, 2015