Migration, settlement and daily life patterns of syrian urban refugees through time geography: a case of Önder neighborhood, Ankara

Eraydın, Gülse
Turkey is one of the countries most affected by the Syrian international migration wave, which is one of the most controversial issues that affect most countries in the world. With this effect, many different disciplines have conducted research on Syrian refugees. However, it is observed that the majority of these researches are directed towards the refugees living in the camps, and there is a lack of research on the refugees who settled in the cities despite the increasing importance of urban refugee concept. In order to fill this gap in the literature, in this thesis, the socio-spatial effects of the Syrian refugees settling in the cities of Turkey is analyzed. In this sense, the thesis study advocates the idea that the analysis of refugees' arrival in Turkey, the patterns of settlement in cities, the daily life experiences in the city, and the networks of solidarity and relations amongst them and with the Turks are important in terms of understanding refugees and revealing their effects in cities. In this context, within the scope of the thesis research, migration and settlement patterns, solidarity and social networks of Syrian refugees is analyzed through time geographic method, which is also used in migration studies as well as in many other areas and a common part of social sciences and geography disciplines, within the fieldwork research in selected case, Önder neighborhood and surroundings located in Ankara, Turkey.


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Citation Formats
G. Eraydın, “Migration, settlement and daily life patterns of syrian urban refugees through time geography: a case of Önder neighborhood, Ankara,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.