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Migration: Refugee Education: Turkey
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Turkey retains a geographic limitation to its ratification of the 1951 United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees, which means that only those fleeing as a consequence of events occurring in Europe can settle in Turkey on a permanent basis. All refugees entering Turkey from the Middle East, Asia, or Africa must obtain refugee status from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and a temporary residence permit (ikamet) from the Turkish government.

Legal status plays an important role in the attainment of education in Turkey. Although all children, re…

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Taraghi, Cherie, “Migration: Refugee Education: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0270e>
First published online: 2009



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