Turkish paralympians Abdullah Ozturk and his brother Ali say the disabled should learn to survive by themselves in society.
Disabled people running a prosthetics factory say they are trying to change disability into accessibility.
The Deaflympics, a combination of the words deaf and Olympics, is the world's second oldest multiple discipline sports event after the Olympics.
The event is hosting 3,000 athletes from 97 countries which is its highest-ever participation rate since the event began in 1924.
Young director Taylan Mintas sought to turn his deaf-mute cousins' lives into a documentary. After four years and extensive fundraising, but "Brothers of Silence" finally premiered in the prestigious Istanbul Film Festival in April, to much acclaim.
Organisers say it is hard for people with disabilities to find employment in Turkey, but twice or thrice as hard for refugees who suffer physical limitations and language barriers.
According to a charity organisation, stigma and misinformation about disability, as well as a lack of data on the numbers of disabled children are causes for the problem.
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