Press Releases

  • IOM Welcomes Step to Enhance Coordination at Turkey’s Shared European Borders

    Turkey - IOM Turkey welcomes the 10th March ratification of an agreement enhancing cooperation at Turkey’s land borders with Bulgaria and Greece to combat irregular activities at borders (including irregular migration and other types of cross border crime) and facilitate the legitimate movement of persons and goods across the borders.

  • IOM Turkey Shelter Repair Project to Assist 250 Syrian Families in Time for Winter

    Turkey - IOM Turkey is on course to rehabilitate the accommodation of 250 Syrian families by 31 December 2016, under a pilot scheme in Sanliurfa province. The project, funded by the Norwegian government began in October and will conclude at the end of the year.

    The project targets the most vulnerable families by conducting minor repair works on their homes to protect them from the elements and make life a little easier over the winter.

    Sanliurfa, a province in southeast Turkey bordering Syria, hosts some 400,000 Syrians – almost 21 percent of the population.

  • Over 900 Syrian Refugees Depart Turkey for Canada

    Turkey - This weekend (5-7/2) a third flight carrying nearly 300 Syrian refugees left Turkey for Canada. IOM Turkey, in collaboration with the Canadian and Turkish governments, has now facilitated the movement of just over 900 Syrians from Turkey, as part of Canada’s commitment to resettle 25,000 Syrians from the region.

  • IOM Welcomes Turkey’s New Regulation to Grant Work Permits to Syrians under Temporary Protection

    Turkey - The Turkish government today (15/01) announced the new Regulation on Provision of Work Permits for People under Temporary Protection which will grant work permits to Syrians registered with the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) and others under temporary protection in Turkey.