Turkey’s Refugees, Syrians and Refugees from Turkey: A
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Turkey’s Refugees, Syrians and Refugees from Turkey: A Country of Insecurity
Turkey’s Refugees, Syrians and Refugees from Turkey: A Country of Insecurity

Author(s): Ibrahim Sirkeci
Subject(s): Military policy, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Turkey; Refugees; Syrians; Refugees from Turkey; insecurity; migration;
Summary/Abstract: On 18 November 2016, NATO’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg said“ some Turkish officers working in NATO command structure… have requested asylum in the countries where they are working” months after the failed coup attempt in Turkey and the purges that followed. This is simply adding fuel to the fire in Europe. The European Union (EU) has faced one of its biggest crises with the rise of population flows through its Eastern and Southern neighbours as well as movements within the EU. In 2016, the Brexit referendum and debates surrounding it in the UK were largely focused on restricting EU immigration to the UK whereas eastern and central European members were raising concerns about and reluctant to comply with the refugee quota proposals and the burden sharing they often included.

  • Page Range: 141-153
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English