Infographic: Few Eligible Syrians Enroll in Turkish Universities
The proportion of eligible Syrians enrolled in Turkish universities is tiny, according to UNHCR statistics.
Turkey, a country in severe political turmoil lately, is also generally regarded as the host to more refugees than any other country in the world. Along with the 2.7 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, there are another 240,000 refugees from 80 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, and Somalia. Among Syrians, many of the young people of high-school age are not in high school. Of those who try to pass a high-school equivalency exam, only 40 percent do so. When Syrians reach university age, very few of them are able to enroll, as the accompanying graphic shows.