Turkey to grant Syrian refugees work permits: minister

November 13, 2014 2:12 PM

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Turkey to grant Syrian refugees work permits: minister

ISTANBUL: Turkey is to issue work permits for some of the 1.5 million Syrian war refugees it is hosting, its labor minister said Thursday, dismissing fears it would harm local workers.

"We will grant a certain number of our Syrian brothers work permits to allow their employment within a legal framework, without hurting the local workforce," Faruk Celik told private NTV television.

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