ASYLUM-SEEKER AND REFUGEE MOVEMENTS TOWARD TURKEY Cover Image

TÜRKİYE’YE YÖNELİK MÜLTECİ VE SIĞINMACI HAREKETLERİ
ASYLUM-SEEKER AND REFUGEE MOVEMENTS TOWARD TURKEY

Author(s): Bilhan KARTAL, Emre BAŞÇI
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Celal Bayar Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü
Keywords: Asylum legislation, Refugee movement, Asylum-seeker movement, Irregular immigration, European Union, Turkey.

Summary/Abstract: Changes in political systems and national frontiers, conflicts between tribes, civil war, human rights violations, country invasions, ecological and natural disasters and similar factors cause people to migrate from their homes to regions with different sociocultural dynamics. Actual data captured from numerous sources point out that human migration is getting widespread and varied all around the world. The dramatic transformation happening since 1980s in global migration dynamics has transformed Turkey into a busy intersection for irregular migration flows. Turkey is deemed not only a country of emigration and immigration but also a transit Centre for asylum-seekers and refugees who aim to settle in a third country. Latest European Union immigration policies indicate that the EU aims to restrain irregular immigrants out of its borders and that Turkey is appointed with a mission of becoming a buffer-country between the EU and the rest of the world. The accelerated migration movement is highly expected to have serious economic, legal, social and political effects on Turkey. Research studies conducted on this subject unveil multi-dimensional problems causing from insufficient asylum legislation and ineffective application of rules.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: Vol. 12/2
  • Page Range: 275-299
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Turkish