NEWS Refugees in Izmir take shelter in temporary camp area

In Torbalı district of Izmir, a fight erupted between locals and Syrian refugees. Locals burned the tents of the refugees, who are now settled in a temporary camp area. İmece Initiative Association supplied basic daily needs to 17 families who had to leave their living area.
TURKEY Merkel: the lifting of immunity causes concerns

Chancellor Merkel made a statement about her planned meeting with Erdoğan and said that the lifting of immunity of the members of Turkish Parliament might have grave consequences. It is expected that the migration deal, lifting of parliamentary immunity and Bundestag's bill for the Armenian Genocide will be discussed at the meeting.
NEWS Syrian refugees wait for support

Armenian civilian society organizations have rolled up their sleeves to find a solution for the shelter problem of the 15 thousand Syrian refugees in the country. The #RootsForRefugees campaign that will begin in the 2nd week of June will provide rent support for refugees trying to rebuild their lives in cities. Campaign organizers have called on Diaspora Armenians to contribute to the campaign.