Bridging borders from Asia to Europe: a case study on Uyghur and Hazara migration to Turkey

Download
2019
Vander Velde, Madeline Andrea
In the last five years, Turkey has hosted the most refugees in the world. Although very different in regard to the journeys they take as asylum seekers, Uyghurs and Hazaras make up two of these refugee communities that end their passage in Turkey. By first exploring related critical political moments and ethno-cultural identity, this thesis intends to identify the beginnings of persecution and connect them to more recent developments. The objective is to examine how the refugee path to protection of these two Central Asian groups differ or are similar. Therefore, this research also highlights critical pieces of international legislative mechanisms and national Turkish legal remedies which play a critical role in flight from persecution, arrival in Turkey and beyond.

Suggestions

A Faithful Alliance Between the Civil Society and the State: Actors and Mechanisms of Accommodating Syrian Refugees in Istanbul
Danis, Didem; Nazli, Dilara (Wiley, 2019-04-01)
Reception, hospitality and integration are certainly the main challenges of the contemporary world, particularly for countries like Turkey which hosts more than 3 million refugees from Syria. The aim of this article is to analyze the reception practices of civil society organizations and the nature of these bodies' relationship with state agencies by focusing on Sultanbeyli, a peripheral district of Istanbul. Based on a fieldwork conducted in this district, we present the functioning of various state and no...
The Impact of GCR on Local Governments and Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Kale Lack, Başak (Wiley, 2019-12-01)
In the last couple of years, more than 3.6 million Syrian refugees have been hosted under the "temporary protection" scheme in Turkey. Despite these high numbers Turkey did not have a centralized refugee settlement and integration policy. As a result, various stakeholders including local governments have played critical roles in providing refugee assistance services. This research looks at the role of local governments in delivering services evolving from emergency response to local integration. This articl...
The refugee camp framework: methodology and modeling through systems view
Özer, Ege Naz; Süral, Haldun; Melih, Çelik; Department of Industrial Engineering (2022-2)
A significant portion of the 20 million refugees of the world lives in refugee camps. There were no holistic and systematic approach on the establishment, management and organization of these refugee camps in the operations research and logistics literature. This thesis first explains the today of the refugee crisis and then how it will evolve with the climate change, in other words, the dimensions of the global refugee crisis that we will need to work on in the future. By setting the boundaries of a refuge...
Shelter from the storm: health service access and utilization among Syrian refugees in Turkey
Özen, İlhan Can; Tuncay Alpanda, Berna; Bump, Jesse (2022-03-01)
Aim Since 2011, the confict in Syria has led to the migration of 5.6 million refugees, mainly to neighbouring countries. By the start of 2019, over 3.5 million people had moved to Turkey to seek safety, meaning that Turkey is hosting the majority of these refugees. Most of them are today settled in urban and peri-urban locations. A large part of the health services of these populations had been cut before their move, leaving a signifcant population that had been unprotected and under-provided for. The T...
Intergenerational solidarity networks of instrumental and cultural transfers within migrant families in Turkey
Kalaycioglu, S; Rittersberger, Helga İda (2000-09-01)
Over the last fifty years, the pattern of family life in Turkey has been seriously affected by migration. Despite this, there remains a high degree of solidarity typified by transfers of income, material goods and cultural mores between and within family generations. This article is based on the life histories of fifteen migrant families living in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey. In-depth interviews were used to collect information about at least three generations in each family. Information was collecte...
Citation Formats
M. A. Vander Velde, “Bridging borders from Asia to Europe: a case study on Uyghur and Hazara migration to Turkey,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. International Relations., Middle East Technical University, 2019.