Fewer than 0.1% of Syrians in Turkey in line for work permits
Critics say law does not offer #refugees route to legal labour market as it requires employers to offer contracts and pay minimum wage
Fewer than 0.1% of Syrians in #Turkey 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.