Ersin Tatar’s office has been allocated a significant budget of 318 million TL (€10.3 million) for 2024, leading to controversy within parliament. Opposition MPs have criticized the wage bill for contracted staff, Tatar’s political strategy, and the lack of transparency in budgetary deliberations, but the budget was ultimately approved.
The state of the refugee policy is currently under scrutiny due to a €20 million budget cut from the Equal Distribution of Burden Agency (FIKV) by the Christodoulides government. This reduction could decrease the Agency’s ability to approve new applications for interest rate subsidization and support people through its programs such as housing loans, student loans, and medical loans. The situation is further complicated by the lack of a comprehensive state refugee policy, leading to increased uncertainty and instability for refugees.