Constant temporariness ambiguity and illiberality in the Turkish refugee management regime
LE3 .A278 2020
Mutlu, Can E.
Master of Arts
The case of Syrians in Turkey presents an intriguing example of the current trends and policies in the global refugee politics. This is rooted in the fact that, despite constituting a large mass of refugee population, Syrians in Turkey are not considered as refugees. Their status in Turkey is regulated under TPR, which puts Syrians under a very delicate legal situation in which they are refugees only de facto, but not de jure. This situation occurs as a result of the gaps in the international order and Turkish state’s ability to exploit this system. Thus, Turkish state uses this situation to create a system which temporariness exists as a constancy for its beneficiaries. In order to understand the Turkish system and its consequences, the thesis asks the questions of: What does the current Turkish system signify with regard to the nature of the existing international refugee management system? How does this reflect on the lives of Syrians living in Turkey? To answer these questions, the thesis conducts an explanatory research by employing a qualitative analysis method.
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