The jail sentence of a militant from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Ahmet Güneş, has been reduced due to “good conduct” in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, despite the fact his trial was conducted in absentia, Doğan News Agency reported on July 11
Over the course of a few days, the Syrians living in Turkey who were refused refugee status for the past five years were promoted from guest status to potential citizen status
The Interior Ministry is working on the framework of a draft law to provide Turkish citizenship to Syrian refugees, according to Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş, speaking after a cabinet meeting on July 11
Only 170,000 of 625,000 school-aged Syrian children living in Turkey are receiving formal education at Temporary Education Centers (GEM) inside and outside refugee camps, according to the Education Ministry
Tensions are running high in the Beyşehir district of Konya, where a young Turkish man and a Syrian man were recently killed in a street fight, as local residents, including the slain Turkish teen’s family, demand the Syrians living in the area leave

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