Antigypsism Against Dom Groups in the Earthquake Region

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Dom, who are among the groups discriminated against in Türkiye through the stigma of ‘gypsy’, are among the vulnerable groups most affected by the Kahramanmaraş earthquake that occurred on 6 February 2023. Within the scope of this project, it is aimed to investigate the forms of discrimination against Dom in the provinces of Hatay, Malatya and Adıyaman, which were affected by the earthquake and where Dom live densely, to collect measurable and reliable data through field visits and to use these data as a source for future rights-based monitoring activities.

This report presents the information and data obtained from the interviews with the earthquake survivor Dom living in the region during the field visits of the “Antigypsism Report towards Dom Groups in the Earthquake Region” supported by the Minority Rights Group International (MRG). The first part of the report explains the purpose and scope of the project, the second part presents a general framework about the living conditions and situations of Dom groups living in the region, and the last part analyses the information and data obtained during the field visit.

The report is available in Turkish and English.

This report was produced under the programme ‘Strengthening Capacity of Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities and Ensure an Effective Advocacy for them in Türkiye’. More information on this programme can be found here.

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