Refugee Law and Policy: Turkey

A June 2015 report issued by the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), covering 2014, had stated that “Turkey’s legal framework hinders the integration of migrants,” and the country “is failing to integrate migrants amid an increased flow of refugees from Syria.” The report criticized the fact that there were “restricted rights and little-to-no-state support” for immigrant workers and their families, and stated that “Turkey also has the weakest protections against discrimination because a dedicated anti-discrimination law and agency are still lacking and pending approval by Parliament.”