Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 8.00.59 AMRefugee Rights Turkey is an independent NGO based in Istanbul that provides legal information and assistance services to asylum seekers; organizes trainings and generates reference materials for lawyers to strengthen the availability and quality legal information and representation for persons in need of international protection; works to nurture public ownership and positive attitudes towards asylum seekers; and advocates for improvements in Turkey’s asylum legislation and policies in line with international standards.

Oktay Durukan is Director of Refugee Rights Turkey and the Southern Europe Regional Advisor for IDC.