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Fewer than 0.1% of Syrians in Turkey in line for work permits
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Fewer than 0.1% of Syrians in Turkey in line for work permits

by firstsource newsApril 11, 2016

Critics say law does not offer route to legal labour market as it requires employers to offer contracts and pay minimum wage

Fewer than 0.1% of Syrians in currently stand to gain the right to work under much-vaunted Turkish labour laws, undermining EU claims that the legislation excuses a recent decision to deport Syrian asylum-seekers back to Turkey.

Turkish employers have allowed roughly 2,000 – or 0.074% – of Turkey’s 2.7 million Syrians to apply for work permits under new legislation enacted two months ago, according to government figures provided to aid workers at a meeting in late March. The number of permits granted has not yet been disclosed.

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