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Turkey’s migration law and policy: is it a new era?
Turkey’s migration law and policy: is it a new era?

Author(s): Ali Zafer Sağıroğlu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Turkey; migration; law; policy
Summary/Abstract: It is possible to state that Muslim identity was a defining characteristic of the concept of Turk, which practically determined the approaches to both immigration and emigration in the early years of the Republic. It was stated in the Settlement Law of 1934 that the criteria of “descending from Turkish ancestry or belonging to Turkish culture” was sought in persons who would be accepted as immigrants and being Muslim was considered as part of Turkish culture. This particularly affected the decisions about immigrants from Balkans. Such statement was used until recently and with the 2013 Law on Foreigners and International Protection (no. 6458), the concept of foreigner was redefined independently from the concept of nation.

  • Page Range: 41-54
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English