The bazaars that lie between the Golden Horn and the Beyazit Mosque and Istanbul University are workplaces for children from 8 to 10 years. They wear various bales and loads, recover and transport which can be reused or resold, selling various trinkets. They are primarily Kurdish, but young Afghan retracing their path to Europe have testified that they had also worked in bazaars.
There is a reception center for unaccompanied children, with a capacity of 63 places in the district of Kadikoy on the Asian side. It is far to welcome all unaccompanied children who are in Istanbul. It is the remains overstaffed, and management has decided to take a test to determine bone age youth welcome. The test, which has a margin of error of plus or minus two years, found a majority of 14 youths, who were put on the street in the days that followed. In addition, 29 young people must reach the majority this year, and find themselves without accommodation.
Minors and young adults have created an association, the Union of young refugees. The creators of the association, who were granted refugee status, have mostly been resettled in different countries. A new generation is reviving the association. Their main project is to rent a house to house young people leaving the center.