INGEV President Vural Çakır Made “Syrians in Turkey” Presentation at IPC-Mercator Panel

With the coordination of Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) Sabancı University and Stiftung Mercator Initiative, panel on “Syrians in Turkey” has been hosted, and a report on “The Role of Civil Society on the Encouragement of Pluralism” was introduced at Minevra Han, Karakoy.

During the first part of the panel, the issues on the present situation of Syrian refugees and the policies executed since their arrival were discussed. The panel continued with topics on health, labor, civil society and its relation to the integration of Syrians.

In the session moderated by Mercator-IPM Research Fellowship Program Coordinator Pelin Oguz, IPM researchers Souad Osseiran and Kristen Biehl, and head of INGEV Vural Çakır have given their speeches.

During his presentation, INGEV President Vural Çakır shared data extracted from the “Potential Areas for Companies Established by Syrians” prepared with the cooperation of INGEV-IPM common initiative ActHuman Social Inclusion Hub. At the end of the panel, Mr. Çakır answered questions related to social cohesion and financial integration of Syrians in Turkey.