Perceptions of Syrians in Turkey

Author
M. Murat Erdoğan
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Insight Turkey
Volume
16
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Fall 2014
Institution
SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
Abstract
This article is a summary of the study “Syrians in Turkey: Social Acceptance and Integration,” which was conducted by the Hacettepe University Migration and Politics Research Center-HUGO in six cities based on interviews with Syrians and locals and analysis of the media and NGOs. Over 1.8 million Syrians arrived in Turkey and accepted under “temporary protection” status between April 2011 and December 2014. The efforts of the Turkish government and society has spent 5-5,5 billion dollars on the crisis. Turkish society has been overwhelmingly accepting of Syrians. However, concerns and objections are increasing as the permanency of Syrians in Turkey becomes more visible. Therefore, it is essential to develop strategies on permanency with the support of Turkish society.
Topic
Government
Political Geography
Turkey, Syria