Türkiye

Overview of Upinions work in Türkiye

  • Media Spotlight: Upinion’s report on Syrian refugees in Türkiye featured by Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Nieuwsblad

    Media Spotlight: Upinion’s report on Syrian refugees in Türkiye featured by Gazet van Antwerpen and Het Nieuwsblad

    One year after the earthquake in Türkiye, Upinion and its partner 11.11.11, the Belgian umbrella organisation of International Solidarity, show in a new report that the situation of Syrian refugees in Türkiye is alarming and requires immediate attention by the international community. It is rewarding to see the dialogue around Upinion’s research gaining traction in the…

  • One year after the Turkish-Syrian earthquake: living amidst devastation and discrimination

    One year after the Turkish-Syrian earthquake: living amidst devastation and discrimination

    On February 6 2023, the southern regions of Türkiye and adjacent areas in northwestern Syria were struck by two earthquakes measuring 7.8 and 7.6 magnitudes. In Türkiye alone, over 50,000 people lost their lives, and more than 100,000 buildings and homes were reduced to rubble, displacing numerous families. Sleeping at home was not an option…

  • One Year After the Earthquakes: the Situation of Syrian Refugees in Türkiye

    One Year After the Earthquakes: the Situation of Syrian Refugees in Türkiye

    This policy brief by 11.11.11 and Upinion presents the results of two online conversations conducted with Syrian refugees in Türkiye, in October 2023 and January 2024. It aims to highlights key concerns and needs that Syrians in Türkiye are dealing with, one year after the devastating earthquakes that struck Southern Türkiye and Northern Syria on…

  • The situation of Afghan refugees: 2 years after the take over of the Taliban

    The situation of Afghan refugees: 2 years after the take over of the Taliban

    In March 2022, a telling insight from an Afghan male in Türkiye was shared in Upinion’s conversation: ‘I have been in Turkey for two months. The Turkish police were waiting at the border. They sent us to Iran twice. They took us from the city by beating and torturing us.’ This quote reflects the grim…

  • Policy Brief – Assessing the Current Status of Syrian Refugees in Türkiye

    Policy Brief – Assessing the Current Status of Syrian Refugees in Türkiye

    Yesterday marked the first round of the 2023 General Elections in Türkiye, providing citizens with the chance to exercise their democratic right to vote. The political discourse leading up to the elections has taken a concerning turn, with Syrian refugees being scapegoated and even subjected to forced deportations to gain political points and direct voting…

  • Alarming situation for Afghan refugees in Türkiye

    Alarming situation for Afghan refugees in Türkiye

    One year after the Taliban’s violent take-over in Afghanistan, Upinion and its partner 11.11.11, the Belgian umbrella organization of International Solidarity, show in a new report that the situation of Afghan refugees in Türkiye is alarming and requires immediate attention by the international community. References to the findings of the Upinion conversation were made in…

  • Put a halt to forcible returns of Syrian refugees from Türkiye

    Put a halt to forcible returns of Syrian refugees from Türkiye

    Since 2011, the political and economic situation in Türkiye has undergone drastic changes, which has resulted in an increasingly hostile public opinion against refugees. 11.11.11 and Upinion conducted an online conversation with 944 Syrian refugees in Türkiye to gauge their perception on existing pressures and their living conditions in the country.