Migration as a Leverage Tool in International Relations: Turkey as a Case Study

Author
Ayhan Kaya
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Uluslararasi Iliskiler
Volume
17
Issue Number
68
Publication Date
2020
Institution
International Relations Council of Turkey (UİK-IRCT)
Abstract
Immigration, foreign policy and international relations have become embedded fields of study over the last few decades. There is a growing stream of research stressing how foreign policy impacts international migration, and how past migration flows impact foreign policy. This article reveals how the Justice and Development Party government in Turkey has leveraged migration as a tool in international relations. Based on the application of the findings of three different Horizon 2020 research projects, this article will depict the ways in which various domestic and international political drivers have so far impacted Turkey’s migration policy and relationship with the EU.
Topic
Diplomacy, Migration, Immigration, European Union
Political Geography
Europe, Turkey, Asia