Closing the Gap is about making information about living in Turkey more available to refugees and their supporters. Our goal is to create an up to date reference site for those just like the Syrian refugees.
We will look at the areas of registration and status, property, banking, relationships, healthcare, education, business, work and detention. There will be a latest news page as this is a very dynamic area with frequent additions and changes to regulations.
The core of it is a "question and answer" website that aims to provide the "1001" questions with answers of the rules about refugees living in Turkey. Links to the relevant Turkish Government regulatory framework will be included and paths for recourse will be outlined if refugee rights are not provided. Our goal is in the near future to establish a pilot demonstration site in and then to seek NGO buy in before we pursue funding for a full scale operation. The site will initially present information in English and Arabic but we need to consider of course Turkish, Kurdish and Farsi.