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Daily Sabah: Action plan for Turkey's Romani citizens


Istanbul, 13/08/2014 - The Turkish government has drafted an action plan to reach out the underprivileged Romani citizens and improve their lives. The Ministry of Family and Social Policies delivered the draft to Romani nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and asked for their opinion. The plan will be implemented after consultation with the Romani organizations.
Under the plan, the government will provide vocational training for 5,000 Romanis initially to help their chances of employment. Municipalities will provide incentives for Romani craftsmen to open shops. Another step to help Romanis, for whom unemployment remains a major problem, is providing them with temporary employment at municipalities, schools and public institutions. Municipalities will also set up Romani Consultation Committees in cities where they live.