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Civil Society and Syrian Refugees in Turkey: a Human Security Perspective
Civil Society and Syrian Refugees in Turkey: a Human Security Perspective

Author(s): Helen Macreath, Utku Güngör, Sevin Gülfer Sağnıç
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Society, Migration Studies
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Syrians; migration; Turkey;
Summary/Abstract: Turkey adopted an open door policy soon after the arrival of the first Syrian refugees in spring 2011, which made it easy for them to enter the country. But having fled threats of violence and persecution in their own country, Syrians were quickly faced with new security threats in their host countries, with basic humanitarian needs such as food, shelter, healthcare services, and education being major issues. Despite the establishment of camps by the Turkish government, which numbered 26 by 2016 (Pinna, 2016), which provide multiple services, an estimated 90 percent of the Syrian population are living outside these for various reasons .

  • Page Range: 63-80
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English