Guests And Hosts: European Retirees In Coastal Turkey

Author
Canan Balkir, İlkay Südaş
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
As a country in transition from emigration to immigration, Turkey hosts many diverse migrant groups, creating a very dynamic research field to explore. Amongst them, European retirees have settled in the coastal Turkish Riviera. This paper tries to understand the perspectives of both retired EU migrants and local hosts on migration and settlement processes. After briefly describing the geographical distribution of EU citizens in Turkey, the paper focuses on the demographic characteristics and socio-economic integration of retired migrants in Antalya, the most popular destination in Turkey.
Topic
Economics
Political Geography
Europe, Turkey