Syrians may get work permission within 10 days, Turkish minister says
GAZİANTEP – Anatolia News Agency
A child looks out from a tent at the Syrian refugee camp 5km from Diyarbakir, on the the way between Diyarbakir and Mardin, after snowfall, on January 9, 2013. The refugees faced further misery due to increasing shortages of supplies, low temperatures, and snowfall. AFP PHOTO / STRINGERSyrians who have fled to Turkey from violence in their country will likely receive permission to work in Turkey within 10 days, Family and Social Policies Minister Fatma Şahin has said.
“The fifth organized industrial zone in Gaziantep needs skilled personnel. There are skilled people among our brothers who came from Syria. We have resolved their problem of residence permits. Last week, the prime minister instructed the labor minister on this issue. I presume that this permission [issue] will be resolved within 10 days and we will solve the [matter of] work permission,” Şahin said.
The procedure is necessary for Syrians who entered Turkey with their passport, she said.