World Bank grants $55 million to support employment of Turks, Syrians in Turkey
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Turkey and the World Bank signed a grant agreement worth 45.45 million euros ($55.7 million) to support employment for Turkish citizens and Syrian refugees, the country’s official gazette said on March 21.
The agreement was signed between the Social Security and Labor Ministry and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), as the manager of the World Bank’s fund.
Within the scope of the agreement, Syrian and Turkish people will be supported to find a job, learn skills and get an education.
The refugees will also get a chance to learn the Turkish language.
The Turkish Employment Agency (İŞKUR) will run the program under terms of the agreement.
Turkey, the largest refugee hosting country in the world, hosts more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees.