Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Nearly 13 percent of Turkey’s population is disabled, and yet there are still leaps and bounds to be made with regard to equality, accessibility, and employment opportunities for the disabled community. From the perspective of his involvement in providing disability services in Turkey as well as around the globe, the author argues that Turkish businesses and the government need to see the value added in employing members of the disabled community, many of which have untapped skill sets. The author also emphasizes the vital importance of ending discrimination against disabled people in Turkey and providing the opportunity for their meaningful participation in public life.

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Mehmet Evsen
Mehmet Evsen Mehmet Evsen is Director and Access Consultant at Destek Accessible Technology Solutions in Port Talbot, UK.
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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