ILO Office for Turkey kicked off the project “ILO’s Response to the Influx of Syrian Refugees in Turkey” on 1 June 2015. The project aims to mitigate the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis by enhancing decent work opportunities for both refugees and host communities in Turkey.
Three quarters of the world's hazelnuts are produced in Turkey. But the old practice of using child labour to harvest hazelnuts is putting the reputation of Turkey's hazelnut industry at risk. More and more countries are banning products that are produced using child labour. Turkey is responding with coordinated measures to get children out of the hazelnut fields, and into school.
International Labour Standards
Turkey ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167) and the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)
Turkey is the thirtieth and twenty-seventh ILO member State to have ratified, respectively, Convention No. 176 and Convention No.167, which aim to improve the safety and health of millions of mine and construction workers worldwide.
Syrian refugee crisis
High-level policy meeting calls for reversal of negative labour market impacts of Syrian refugee crisis on host nations
30 July 2015
ILO and CAOBISCO scale up efforts on a sustainable model to combat child labour in seasonal hazelnut harvesting in Turkey
01 July 2015
30 June 2015
02 July 2015
Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Turkey through compliance with International Labour Standards
12 January 2015