The third activity of “Harmonization-Just Us Meetings” was organized by the Harmonization and Communication Department of our General Directorate with the cooperation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was conducted in Kilis on 25 July 2019.
Deputy Governor of Kilis Hakan Yavuz ERDOĞAN, our Deputy General Director Dr. Gökçe OK, our Acting President of Harmonization and Communication Department Ali Rıza BEŞKAT, our Kilis Provincial Migration Management Director Hasan KAHRAMAN, provincial protocol, many representatives from public institutions and local and foreign people participated in the meeting.
Speaking in the event, Deputy Governor of Kilis Hakan Yavuz ERDOĞAN said that considering the Turkey’s geographic location, Turkey faced with migration issue due to the instability in neighboring countries; especially since 2011 Turkey has carried out studies about migration which is shown as an example in the World.
Our Deputy General Director of Migration Management Dr. Gökçe OK asking the participants to obey the rules during their stay in Turkey, said “If we act on the basis of rules and laws, then we can place the culture of common life on a sound basis. In this way, we could build on a solid foundation. We need this very much. In order to live better with you and to provide a number of services efficiently without interruption, we ask you not to go to other provinces outside of your registered cities without permission.”
Our Acting President of Harmonization and Communication Department Ali Rıza BEŞKAT said, “The main purpose of our harmonization policies is to enable foreigners to actively participate in the whole field of social life without the mediation of third parties and to realize their potential at the maximum level.”
Migration Expert Gamze FURTUN made an informative presentation about the activities carried out by the Harmonization and Communication Department. In addition, presentations were made about Local Studies in the Field of Social Harmonization, Culture of Living Together, Role of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and Municipalities in Social Harmonization and Existing Local Studies about Social Harmonization.
In the event which the folk dancing took place; Top Scoring Student of Turkey LGS Syrian Muhammed HALİL and Turkey Judo Champion Halit EL SAVADDİR told their success stories. Existing local studies in the field of social harmonization, difficulties experienced, suggestions from local and foreign participants were conveyed, requests and questions from the participants were answered.