[Mid-Week Brief] Vol. 26

Hello from Glasgow, Scotland;
Here's your mid-week brief covering this week's migration-related developments and stories in and around Turkey. (vol. 26)
By Y. Emre Küçükkaya

Turkish Interior Ministry’s report refutes the anti-migrant prejudices and allegations on the grounds that Syrians living in Turkey are highly embroiled in crime. According to the report, less than 2 percent of nearly 1,9 million incidents across the country involve Syrian refugees in 2018 so far and 1,46 percent of these incidents were perpetuated by Syrians.
A recent study by two World Bank researchers suggests that there are nearly 1,7 million school-aged Syrian refugee children living in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan and around 40 percent of them are out of school. The study moves on to demonstrate that around 85 percent of the Syrian children in these 3 countries live below the poverty line. Many children have to work while many of their parents cannot afford school supplies and transportation costs.

-[ReliefWeb]: World Food Programme Turkey, Country Brief, September 2018
-[Independent]: How vulnerable refugees have become ‘perfect prey’ for gangs and drug dealers in Paris
-[Guardian]: Migrants to Europe 'need to go home', says Czech prime minister
-[TRTWorld]: Refugee crisis in focus as Turkey hosts Syria summit
-[The Globe Post]: How Smartphones and Social Media have Revolutionized Refugee Migration
-[Devex]: More than just a roof: Why integration is key to refugee rehousing


This briefing has been brought to you by AIMS Turkey (the Ankara Initiative for Migration Studies). AIMS Turkey is a boutique research project exploring the refugee phenomenon in Turkey to support practitioners and academics who deal with the subject.
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