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Syrians in Turkey Await ‘Historic’ Changes in AKP’s Refugee Policy

"Historic and fateful decisions to reform the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey to enable them to live in dignity and integration within the Turkish community," government spokesman tells Turkish media
Syrians in Turkey Await ‘Historic’ Changes in AKP’s Refugee Policy

The official spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) said "historic" measures will be taken to help Syrians after the formation of a new government, according to Turkey Now website on Sunday, November 15.

The spokesman told TRT HABER that within 100 days, the government would issue "historic and fateful decisions to reform the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey to enable them to live in dignity and integration within the Turkish community."

Syrian refugees in Turkey waited cautiously for the results of this month’s parliamentary elections, as some have been concerned about a change in their legal status.

Many Syrians feel the AKP victory will provide them with access to greater services after leaked reports regarding the government’s plans to form a ministry solely concerned with Syrian affairs in Turkey.

Turkey is home to nearly two million refugees distributed throughout the border camps and main cities, notably in Gaziantep and Istanbul. Many have found difficulty integrating into Turkish society because of the difference in languages.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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