“Securitization from Society” and “Social Acceptance”: Political Party-Based Approaches in Turkey to Syrian Refugees

Author
M. Murat Erdoğan
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Uluslararasi Iliskiler
Volume
17
Issue Number
68
Publication Date
2020
Institution
International Relations Council of Turkey (UİK-IRCT)
Abstract
The number of refugees in Turkey exceeded 4 million in a short period of time due to the civil war in Syria, and Turkey has become the country hosting the largest number of refugees from 2014 onwards. The concerns of Turkish society, which portrayed an extraordinary solidarity initially, have become apparent in terms of refugees, almost all of whom live side-by-side with Turkish society in urban areas. This paper is based on a comprehensive and representative research data about Turkish citizens’ attitudes towards Syrian refugees. This study critically analyses traditional securitisation studies and instead puts forward the concepts of the “securitization from society” and “social acceptance” to be able to analyse the views of Turkish public towards Syrian refugees .
Topic
Security, Refugees, Refugee Crisis, Humanitarian Crisis
Political Geography
Europe, Turkey, Asia, Syria