Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
From the Desk of the EditorTuesday, December 20, 2016
The conflict in Syria, entering its seventh year, has spawned one of the most pro- tracted and complex humanitarian crises of modern times. Grappling with the over- whelming influx of people has highlighted key gaps in international governance...
Turkey and the Syrian Refugee Crisis: An Example for HumanityTuesday, December 20, 2016
On the other hand, around 2.5 million Syrians are living in urban areas across the country. Together with those accommodated in camps, the total number of Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey exceeds 2.7 million (2,758,409 registered as of 1...
CHP’S Policy Recommendations for the Refugee Question in TurkeyTuesday, December 20, 2016
In recent years, millions of people, especially in the Middle East, have left their homes as a result of conflicts and wars. We are witnessing the heartbreaking stories of those who became refugees hoping for a better life. While migration routes...
Keeping the Aegean Agreement AfloatTuesday, December 20, 2016
The Aegean agreement, also known as the EU-Turkey agreement on refugees, was concluded on 18 March 2016. It had a dramatic and immediate impact on refugee movements in the Eastern Mediterranean.[1] Crossings in the Aegean Sea fell from 115,000 in the...
Promoting Decent Work for Syrians: The ILO ExperienceTuesday, December 20, 2016
The Syrian refugee crisis is the most unprecedented and unpredicted displacement in the world since the early part of the last century, and it has been a challenge for the international community to respond urgently, collectively, and effectively to...
The Fall of Aleppo Calls for New Approaches to the Refugee CrisisTuesday, December 20, 2016
The Turkish president’s announcement in July 2016 that some Syrian refugees could receive Turkish citizenship caught many by surprise. It had satisfied some Syrians, but at the same time stirred panic among the host community. Although the...
Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Towards Integration PoliciesTuesday, December 20, 2016
In the past, refugee status was considered a short-term consequence of conflict. However, as observed in the cases of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, protracted refugee situations have become...
Syrian Refugees’ Status in the Jordanian Labor MarketTuesday, December 20, 2016
With the Syria crisis in its sixth year, humanitarian aid and the absorption capacity of Jordanian communities have become stretched. Due to the difference between their income and expenditures and with limited access to sustainable livelihood...
A Greek Perspective of the European Refugee CrisisTuesday, December 20, 2016
From the second half of 2015 until the first months of 2016, refugee flows to Europe dramatically increased as a massive phenomenon of mobility broke out. During this period, which would become known as the European refugee crisis, or alternatively,...
Syrian Child Workers in TurkeyTuesday, December 20, 2016
As of 2016, five years of the humanitarian crisis following the war in Syria have passed, and 4.8 million Syrians have fled the war and sought refuge in neighboring countries.[1] 2.7 million Syrians are officially registered in Turkey, half of which...
Perceptions between Syrian Refugees and Their Host CommunityTuesday, December 20, 2016
The injection of three million Syrian citizens into Turkish society has undoubtedly had certain effects, which can be viewed either positively or negatively. In this digital day and age, perceptions are everything. Perceptions influence attitudes,...
Saving Syria’s Lost Generation through EducationTuesday, December 20, 2016
The war and chaos that has been going on in Syria since 2011 has caused 6.5 million of the total 2011 population of 23 million to relocate within Syria, and six million immigrate to and take refuge in various countries around the world, especially in...
Syrians in Turkey: A Grassroots PerspectiveTuesday, December 20, 2016
Since 2011, the world has watched as the once proud and attractive Syria has descended into a state of profound conflict. The scale of impact this tragedy is having on Syrian society is immeasurable, although the statistics tell us it is the worst...
Ziad’s Story of Finding HomeTuesday, December 20, 2016
Syrian Ziad Al-Taha, 28, waited 365 days to receive his residency in Norway, a document that millions of refugees and asylum seekers have risked their lives for. For Ziad, it means the freedom to travel, work, and finish his university degree....
Reducing the Risk of Militarization in Turkey’s Refugee CampsTuesday, December 20, 2016
The term “refugee crisis” has become synonymous with the term, “Syria.” Over the years, and especially in the past year, we have all watched, shared, and read about the thousands of migrants who have risked their lives...
The Syrian Conflict and Turkey’s Humanitarian ResponseTuesday, December 20, 2016
The Syrian war has caused millions of Syrians to be internally displaced or seek refuge in bordering states. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of 2016, 2.1 million Syrians are registered in Egypt, Iraq,...
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Winter issue examines global trade dynamics—from US-China tensions to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to US tariff threats towards the EU. Chief among the issues generating a high degree of economic uncertainty is the US-China trade conflict and the magnitude of the emerging global fallout. Major changes are already afoot—namely a shift...
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