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The EU integration process and single party rule have been instrumental in the past decade of Turkey’s migration policy reforms. However, related changes started before AKP rule, and have continued beyond the period in which the EU process had momentum in Turkey, suggesting that this transformation has taken on a life of its own. The adoption of the law on Foreigners and International Protection in April 2013 is a case in point. The restructuring of the Turkish migration policy has been significant, however it is still at a very preliminary stage and many weaknesses still remain.