European Union’s Immigrant Dilemma and Turkey-EU Readmission Agreement Cover Image

Avrupa Birliği’nin Mülteci Açmazı ve Türkiye-Avrupa Birliği Geri Kabul Anlaşması
European Union’s Immigrant Dilemma and Turkey-EU Readmission Agreement

Author(s): İsmail Köse
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations
Published by: Trakya Üniversitesi - İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi
Keywords: Readmission Agreement; Irregular Immigrant; EU; Visa; Source Country

Summary/Abstract: The most serious migrant crisis in the post Second World War period has occurred in Turkey’s southern, the EU’s eastern borders, affecting both regions that causes humanitarian and economic problems. In contrast to Turkey, the EU countries pursue a policy of preventing migrants, particularly Syrians, coming into their lands. As a matter of fact, they are keeping migrants far from their lands and trying to solve the crisis in Turkey’s territory with a minimum cost as low as possible for the EU. Within this context the EU tries to persuade Turkey for accepting all migrants in its territories. The EU also asks Turkey to prevent irregular Syrian migrant flow to the EU and protect the EU borders from Syrians. The Readmission Agreement signed between the EU and Turkey at the end of 2013, will come into force in 2017 and will compel Turkey to readmit its own and third country nationals passed the EU lands on the irregular basis. Due to its fast growing economy and democratization process since the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923 Turkey became a destination of migrant flows. The number of illegal/irregular migrants passing via Turkey to the EU has a rising trend and this country is one of the active route for illegal/irregular migration flow to the Europe.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 1-26
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Turkish