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Refugee Voices Magazine

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They left Afghanistan a family of nine They arrived in the UK a family of two

It was night-time and it was raining. That’s when the shooting started. Nine-year-old Wali Khan Norzai remembers holding his father’s hand in the mountainous, borderland darkness. Ahead lay Turkey, behind them Iran, further back their abandoned home in Afghanistan. Now suddenly, all around them, bullets. The group of 100 people scattered. When the dust settled […]

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The journey excepted 15 years

Nur seemed to live a normal day, except that she went to her friend in the container like herself and gave her favorite toy. Today, Nur, who came to the world as a refugee and is now 7 years old, was the turning point of her twin brother Nuri and their mothers Bahar. Yes, some […]

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Refugee Support Map

This guide (mapping study) was designed to facilitate access to places where refugees in Turkey can find support, asylum seekers and refugees in a difficult asylum process. The  refugees and asylum seekers in Turkey can apply to public institutions (governorship, district governorship, social welfare and solidarity foundations, municipalities) where they are in need of support […]

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There are insufficient knowledge about refugees and asylum in Turkey. Work in this area is limited to the civil society organization working in the field, to the work done by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and related government departments. The extent of the migration area and the specific qualities of the forced migration […]

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Economical Crisis and Immigration Policies

Economical recession which started from Unites States of America and effected to world over and collapse of the banking system affect every section of society. The efforts of western countries to reform economy and revitalize capitalism as it was done in the great depression of 1929, at the end of world war two and in […]

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Fear Desecrating the Innocence

It is prerequisite that they will inform before they actually become sick so that the directorate of security gives him the permission to visit the hospital. Otherwise he has no right to do so. It is obligatory that he visits the directorate of security every single day and signs relevant documents in other words he […]

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Story of an Island of Hope (II)

The number of people seeking refuge is far larger than the available location after the war period. When the figure of immigration reaches hundreds or even thousands, it becomes harder and more difficult in every aspect to start a new life. The situation within Anatolia is exactly the same after the war. Yaşar Kemal tells […]

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Story of an Island of Hope (I)

It has always been negligibly considered as a natural outcome of wars and adversaries. Adversaries of the war and the glory of it all has always been of significance in a world molded by wars. Changes in human lives and maybe their destruction have been irrelevant. On one side death, exile, violence that is war […]

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Uzbek Refugees

This incident was spoken of and recorded in a very limited sphere with the witnessing of very few individuals as a case of asylum that doesn’t fit into our historical heritage and that shall be recorded in our history as a black page. However, it shall yield great benefit to the public if this case […]

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My life Iran from Europe

An Afghan refugee’s illegal journey from Iran to Europe Maybe you can sit comfortably in your home and tell this story to be absurd, you can ask that why you were going, but the war will ruin everything. If you are forced, you will be ready to die a thousand times to live one time. […]

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“We are living with the fear of being deported”

If your problems have not been solved for years and the country in which you took refuge, does not grant you the status of a “refugee”, then your fear of being deported is not groundless. While being a refugee is equal to lots of problems by itself, how can the situation of “a second class […]

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AIDS and Refugees

These people leave their countries by reasons of emergencies such as wars, civil conflicts, floods, earthquakes and famines and they generally live in refugee camps. It is stated that basic living requirements of these people are barely provided. Refugees generally live in unfavorable conditions and they have limited access to certain services. Under these circumstances […]

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Asylum policy of Turkey

For years, asylum policy of Turkey is regulated not by legislative measures but by administrative ones. This situation has changed neither with the adoption of Settlement Act nor with the ratification of the 1951 Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees.  As a result of all these, Turkey lacked consistent practice on refugee movements and […]

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Some manipulations about refugees and migrants and their ideological bases

When we write about refugees and migrants, we think that it is needed to mention about manipulations and their ideological bases firstly, because refugee motion and study which warmed up slowly in our country is usually seemed simulation or imports of the studies in the west. This stare both helps and studies on area. While […]

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Forgotten by God

Afghans who enter Turkey illegally from Iran are not forced to return, but they must struggle on their own with rough living conditions. Turkey grants refugee status only for European asylum seekers. So for other asylum seekers recognized by the UNHCR, Turkey is more of a transit country to Europe or America. Editor’s note: The author […]