12 May 2017
“The Window Opening to Romanis” project being operated for the purpose of increasing the job seeking and job finding talents of Romanis is accepted by the Ministry of the European Union and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, and becomes entitled to receive 525,000 Turkish liras’ worth of grant.
06 May 2017
Social Service Coordination Branches, which are established in 12 cities where Romani citizens abound, provided support for 3,372 citizens.
04 March 2016
As Turkey’s first Romani radio, Radio Romano Vast, founded under Mediterranean Romani Associations Federation, begins broadcasting in the city of Mersin.
20 November 2015
Roman TV that will be aired on the Internet and via satellite begins broadcasting.
14 September 2015
Balikesir Metropolitan Municipality launches the housing project for the Romani people. Mayor Ahmet Edip Ugur lays the foundation of the housing site consisting of 11 blocks and 34 apartments.
21 June 2014
“Gazetem 8 Nisan” (My Newspaper 8 April) is founded, planning to give voice to the problems, expectations and proposals of Romanis.
13 March 2014
Edirne Association for Improving Romani Culture, Cooperation and Solidarity (EDROM), Turkey’s first Romani association, is founded. EDROM undertook a leading role among Romani associations with the close relations it cultivated with public administration, local administrations, other NGOs and trade associations.
05 March 2014
The world’s first Romani Culture House that involves a wedding salon, classes, music academy and a kindergarten, built on 1,600 square meters, is put to service in Esenyurt district of the city of Istanbul.
19 March 2010
Prime Minister Erdogan states that Romani people were not able to benefit from the nationality law for years and says, “If there is an apology, the Romani people in Turkey deserve it. I apologize to them on behalf of the state.”
14 March 2010
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan came together with approximately 15,000 Romanis coming from all around Turkey in a meeting held in Istanbul. Erdogan said that discrimination against Romani citizens will not be allowed and that the housing problem will be prioritized in dealing with the problems of Romanis.
10 December 2009
The first meeting of the Romani opening initiated by the government is held in Conrad Hotel. 126 Romani associations and opinion leaders attended the meeting led by State Minister Faruk Çelik.