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Turkey to Offer Work Permits to Syrians

In hopes of stemming the flow of asylum-seeking migrants into Europe, Turkey will offer work permits to Syrian refugees, a Turkish official announced on Monday. The move comes after the Turkish government and European Union struck a deal concerning the migrant crisis in November. The European Union promised Turkey $3.3 billion and consideration of including Turkish passports in the EU’s Schengen visa-free zone, and Turkey promised that it would improve conditions for Syrian refugees such that they may be enticed to stay rather than migrate into Europe.