Sources of Irregularity and Managing Migration: The Case of Turkey Cover Image

Sources of Irregularity and Managing Migration: The Case of Turkey
Sources of Irregularity and Managing Migration: The Case of Turkey

Author(s): İbrahim Sirkeci, Philip L. Martin
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Geography, Regional studies, Economic development, Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: migration management; irregular migration; conflicts; crisis; human mobility; asylum; apprehensions;

Summary/Abstract: This paper examines immigration and irregularity in times of both economic growth and recession in Turkey with ref-erence to a conflict model of migration. Dealing effectively with irregularity requires a wider-than-migration perspec-tive, and regional and global cooperation between all stakeholders, including governments and individuals, to curtail. Many of the reasons for irregular migration lie in policies and practices which aim to control migration. Turkey pro-vides an example of a rapidly growing economy in a region of conflicts, attracting immigrants from its immediate neighbourhood and beyond, and highlighting the need for cooperation among all countries involved to manage this migration. Nevertheless, the current immigration regime in Turkey is open to generate more irregular migration.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 1-15
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English