Prevailing insecurity in the south-east, the continuing presence of village guard militias and of mines, and under-development continue to act as barriers to return for IDPs
26 October 2009 | Overview
Around one million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Turkey continue to face protracted displacement, with many obstacles still standing in the way of durable solutions. Prevailing insecurity in south-eastern Turkey, the continuing presence of village guard militias and of mines, and under-development continue to bar their return. Integration in urban areas is still fraught with difficulties in the absence of targeted assistance, as IDPs, most of them Kurdish, face socio-economic marginalisation and discrimination.
26 October 2009 | Country Profile