in Turkey


    Mülteciler Association- İstanbul 
    It was established in 2014 to seek solutions to the problems of people who have left their country and are in need of international protection.They are supporting people in need with their staff of different nationalities. They do not discriminate on the basis of language, religion, race, gender, age, disability, political discrepancy and other reasons. They work in cooperation with the private sector, NGOs from all over the world and public institutions and organizations to help solve problems about vital needs and create social inclusion. The Mülteciler Association is operating in many fields for the Syrians who have left their countries because of war and took refuge in Turkey. Priority activities include shelter, health, education and employment.

    The Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (SGDD-ASAM) was established in 1995 in Ankara as an independent, impartial and non-profit association to assist refugees and asylum-seekers living in Turkey.SGDD-ASAM has been providing social and legal support for the refugees and asylum-seekers in reaching their rights and services; psychosocial support and organizing numerous courses and activities for the purposes of integrating them into social life since its establishment and currently continues its activities in more than 60 offices across more than 40 provinces in Turkey.SGDD-ASAM offers its services to all asylum-seeking and refugee groups regardless making any discrimination based on language, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation and political opinion.
    SGDD-ASAM also aims to assist refugees and asylum-seekers living outside Turkey with its experience for more than 20 years by opening its first foreign representation in Athens in 2016.SGDD-ASAM aspires to facilitate the access of refugees and asylum-seekers to their rights and services and to meet their basic needs by collaborating with the local authorities, the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations with its social workers, psychologists, health educators, interpreters, lawyers, peacebuilding officers, disability experts, language and skills instructors, volunteers and outreach teams.Moreover, SGDD-ASAM organizes meetings and conferences at the national and international levels in order to expand public awareness regarding refugees and asylum-seekers and to strengthen collaboration and communication between the non-governmental organizations operating in this field and public institutions and organizations. e-mail:,

    HYD- Citizens Assembly (Amnesty)
    Citizens' Assembly (formerly Helsinki Citizens' Assembly) is a civil society organization working on fundamental rights and freedoms, peace, democracy and pluralism. 

    The Helsinki Citizens' Assembly Turkey started its activities in 1990 in parallel with the initiative of the international Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly and was established in Istanbul in 1993 as a non-governmental organization, recognized as an internationally operating organization by the Council of Ministers. Helsinki Citizens' Assembly was renamed as Citizens' Assembly with the decision of the General Assembly held in 2016.

    The Assembly works on fundamental rights and freedoms, peace, pluralism, citizenship and democratization. It aims to introduce - into daily life - values ​​such as life with dignity, the rule of law and justice, accountable, transparent and participatory public administration, gender equality as enshrined in international conventions; an economy which does not destroy the social texture and peace, cities and the planet; resolution of conflicts and problems through peaceful negotiations, consultation and dialogue and to ensure that these values be concretely reflected and spread on a civic basis. 

    In order to achieve these goals, the Citizens' Assembly organizes activities, symposia, seminars, workshops, panels and meetings at local, national and transnational levels (such as the Balkans, Caucasus, Mediterranean and European Union); issues publications; cooperates with civil society organizations, initiatives, think-tanks and academic community working on similar issues; develops contacts with public institutions at different levels. 

    Citizens’ Assembly open ups “Nefes” Centre for migrant survivors of ill-treatment. Nefes Centre located in Fatih, offers psychological and social support as well as medical case management to migrants and refugees (regardless of their legal status) who suffered ill-treatment in their country of origin or during their migratory journey.