The Syrian National Coalition met with Syrian businessmen and business owners in Turkey and discussed with them the major difficulties facing Syrian businessmen and workers with regards to licensing, payment of taxes, and obtaining work permits.
Participants in the meeting stressed the importance of cooperation and coordination to overcome the problems and convey them to the relevant Turkish institutions as well as to find appropriate solutions through the Syrian-Turkish Joint Committee.
Secretary General of the Coalition Abdulbasit Abdullatif said that the meeting came as part of the Coalition’s ongoing efforts to ensure that Syrian refugees and residents in Turkey observe the Turkish law. He pointed out that the Coalition is interested in identifying the problems facing the Syrian businessmen, adding that this meeting may come up with proposals leading to solutions in cooperation with the Turkish authorities.
Abdullatif stressed the importance of familiarizing Syrian businessmen and workers in Turkey with the Turkish laws as he emphasized the need to improve the work conditions for Syrian refugees in Turkey.
Member of the Coalition’s political committee Abdulmajid Barakat said that the Syrian business owners are very effective in the Turkish markets, citing the Turkish official figures of the large number of Syrian businesses operating in Turkey.
Barakat added that the Coalition will pass all the problems raised during the meeting to the Turkish Ministry of Labor to work on finding the appropriate solutions. (Source: Syrian National Coalition’s Media Department)