TEZ-Vortrag: Turkey’s Long Experience as Destination: From Temporariness to Integration

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Vortrag von Dr. Damla Bayraktar Aksel (Koç University / MiReKoc, Istanbul)  im Rahmen der TEZ-Vortragsreihe „Gäste, Glaubensbrüder, Störenfriede? Konflikt und Migration zwischen der Türkei und Syrien“

Termin: 22.11.2017, 18 Uhr c.t.
Ort: Rm 221, Asien-Afrika-Institut (Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost)

The challenge of human displacement from Syria is large and growing in scale. A great deal of qualitative and quantitative evidence suggests that the situation of Syria’s displaced people is becoming increasingly problematic: on the one hand, those who succeed in escaping from their country are struggling to find a safe refuge in other states; on the other, those who have found safe refugee in other states are trying to integrate their lives into the receiving communities over time. The aim of this talk is twofold: (1) providing a historical analysis on Turkey’s position as a destination country, and (2) examining how, in what ways, and to what extent the move from temporariness to integration of Syrian refugees in Turkey has occurred over the last five years.

Referentin: Damla Bayraktar Aksel is a postdoctoral researcher and coordinator of Migration Research Center at Koç University, and instructor at the same university. She received her MA degree on Public Policy from Science Po Paris in 2009 and her PhD degree on Political Science and International Relations at Koç University in 2017. She has extensive research experience in the field; she participated in different research projects on both incoming migrants to Turkey (i.e. Iraqi, Afghan, sub-Saharan African, Syrian migration), as well as migrants from Turkey living abroad, with topics including migration patterns, accessibility to rights, smuggling and transnationalism.

Publikationen (Auswahl): Hrsg. (gemeinsam mit İçduygu, Ahmet und Deniz Yükseker), Migration around Turkey: Old Phenomena, New Research. Istanbul: Isis Press 2013; (gemeinsam mit Ahmet İçduygu), „Migration Realities and State Responses: Rethinking International Migration Policies in Turkey“, in Stephen Castles, Malena Arias and Derya Özkul (Eds.), Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia. London et.al.: Palgrave Publishing 2015.

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