Advocacy for Türkiye

What is Happening?

Türkiye hosts the largest refugee population in the world, including more than 3.6 million Syrian refugees and 400,000 refugees from other countries. However, the protection of refugees in Türkiye is a major concern, as many have been subjected to human rights abuses, including physical and sexual violence. The February 2023 earthquakes have exacerbated the need for greater access and protection for refugees. Türkiye, a critical hub and transit route for getting cross-border aid into northwest Syria, has also pressured Syrian refugees to return to areas under its control in Syria.

What Must Be Done?

Refugees International is advocating for the rights of refugees in Türkiye, including protection from refoulement, as well as for enhanced cross-border humanitarian aid from Türkiye into northwest Syria.

Issue Brief

Collapsed Buildings, Crushing Politics: Refugees International Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Pause and Unfettered Aid Access in Northwest Syria


Displacement and Despair: The Turkish Invasion of Northeast Syria


Insecure Future: Deportations and Lack of Legal Work for Refugees in Turkey

Refugees International Welcomes TPS Redesignation and Extension for Haiti

In the News

MSNBC: New setbacks in Gaza aid distribution as ‘catastrophic’ hunger levels loom


Gaza Still at High Famine Risk, Aid Response Must Scale

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Advocacy Letter

Letter Urging Action to Find Missing Yazidi Women and Children

Advocacy Letter

40 NGOs Denounce Greece’s New Law Designating Turkey as a Safe Third Country


At What Cost? The Human Toll of Turkey‘s Policy at Home and Abroad

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Featured Image: Afghan asylum seekers living in Türkiye. © Refugees International