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Syrian refugees plug labour shortages on Turkish farms

Staff Writer |
Syrian refugees are helping bridge labour shortages in the agricultural fields of southeastern Turkey.

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Turkish farmers are employing Syrian refugees working in their lands following agreements between the local farming community and refugees of Elbeyli camp to provide a labour force.

The trend has increased agricultural production at a time when local youth are leaving rural Turkey for cities.

However, it's not clear where the farms will end up should the Syrian refugees return home after the war ends in their country.


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