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Stuck in the Aegean: Syrians leaving Turkey face European barriers
Stuck in the Aegean: Syrians leaving Turkey face European barriers

Author(s): Deniz Genç, Aslı Şirin ÖNER
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Migration Studies, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Aegean; Syrians; Turkey; European
Summary/Abstract: In its fifth year, the civil war in Syria has opened Pandora’s Box. In addition to various negative things such as ISIL and its terrorist attacks indifferent parts of the world, the war has triggered a global refugee crisis.Before the war, the population of Syria was 22 million. As the war continues with no end in sight, millions of Syrians have scattered throughout the region.According to the UNHCR (2015a), almost 5 million Syrians are now registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Among these countries, Turkey is reported to host the largest number of Syrian asylum seekers.

  • Page Range: 127-148
  • Page Count: 22
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English