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Project News: Information and consultation meeting on legal migration in Turkey

21 November 2018

On 19 November 2018, ICMPD’s Supporting Migration Policy Development in Turkey (MIND) project held a meeting on information and consultation on legal migration with the participation of 350 foreigners residing in Antalya, Turkey and representatives of public institutions.

The information and consultation meeting aimed to ensure that foreigners residing in the province of Antalya have access to accurate information as regards to their rights and responsibilities through information conveyed by the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM), the Antalya Provincial Directorate of Migration Management and other relevant public institutions, in line with the relevant legislation. Topics covered will include the administrative rules and procedures related to foreigners in general and the right to work, own immovable property and the process for gaining Turkish citizenship in particular.

“We carry out studies on the harmonization process of the host communities and foreigners residing in Turkey. Our General Directorate, which is the responsible institution for the mutual harmonization of the host communities and the foreigners in our country, works to improve the services offered to foreigners in collaboration with other institutions.” said Dr. Aydin Keskin Kadioglu, the Head of Harmonization and Communication Department of DGMM.

The Project (MIND) co-financed by the EU and the Republic of Turkey supports the Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) in developing evidence based migration policies. In this respect, best practices are gathered from European states, data analysis and data based policies are developed, while capacity building activities are undertaken to monitor and evaluate the policies developed and effectively introduce the policies adopted to officials who implement them and the people who are affected by them.

The Project foresees a set of measures with the purpose of supporting the DGMM to develop a migration policy framework for Turkey, which satisfies both strategic and operational needs and help determine main principles and a long-term perspective in line with EU standards.

The project will support Turkey in the areas addressed by the Law on Foreigners and International Protection by raising awareness of its content among all parties concerned and creating a stronger migration management strategy and system.

The project also includes awareness raising activities for foreigners concerning their rights and obligations while residing in Turkey, as well as the migration policies adopted and implemented by Turkey today.


More information on MIND can be found here.