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Insight Turkey > Issues | Turkey's Guests Refugees and Migrants - Fall 2014 / Volume 16, Number 4

Turkey's Guests Refugees and Migrants



Editor's Notes


Editor's Note | Fall 2014
International and mobility migration is of growing magnitude, of growing economic importance and of growing international concern. It cuts across diverse policy domains and is as much a matter for economic, trade and labor policy, foreign and development policy, and welfare and integration policy as it is for public order and security policy.1 It is also of concern for international, regional, national and local governance in that it is dealt by UN agencies such as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as other intergovernmental organisations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM), regional organisations or processes as the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Budapest or Prague processes hosted by ICMPD.


Commentaries


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The Political Economy of a Lasting Israel-Hamas Truce
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Migration, Urban Space and Diversity: A Case from Istanbul
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Perceptions of Syrians in Turkey
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Counter-Trafficking Policy and Immigrant Rights in Turkey
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Articles


Turkey’s Transition to an Immigration Country: A Paradigm Shift
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Negotiating Modernity and Europeanness in the Germany-Turkey Transnational Social Field
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Afghan (Re)Migration from Pakistan to Turkey: Transnational Norms and the ‘Pull’ of Pax-Ottomanica?
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Stuck on the Way to Europe? Iranian Transit Migration to Turkey
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EU-Turkey Relations in the Context of the Middle East after the Arab Spring*
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Review Article


Testing Times in Turco-American Relations
Turkey’s relations with the United States have seldom been at such a low point. In late February 2014, 84 former lawmakers, ambassadors and national security advisers sent an open letter to Barack Obama in protest against what they saw as Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s authoritarian policies that significantly compromised the rule of law. A month later, the American government distanced itself from Erdoğan’s repeated request to forcibly repatriate Islamic scholar Fetullah Gülen to Turkey. Such moves are symptomatic of a U.S. presidency that does not want to involve itself too much in Turkey’s affairs and thereby fuel Erdoğan’s complaints that the West wants to harm him. In any case, criticism from Washington would have little effect on his policies.


Book Reviews


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