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Motion: Calling for access to education, civic space and funding for young people and youth organisations in Türkiye


The recent earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria caused one of the biggest disasters to impact the region. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, and many more have been injured. One-third of the members of Go-For Türkiye, the Youth Organisations Forum, has been affected, on a personal level, by the destruction of youth centres and the sudden halting of the programmes they were running.

Shrinking civic space has been a significant issue, and restrictions on fundamental freedoms are increasing as the date of the national elections gets closer.

The European Youth Forum and our member organisations declare our support to all those affected and urge the government to strengthen access to education and adequate housing, civic space and funding for young people and youth organisations in Türkiye.

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