Between the legacy of nation-state and forces of globalisation : Turkey’s management of mixed migration flows
Title: Between the legacy of nation-state and forces of globalisation : Turkey’s management of mixed migration flows
Author: MEMISOGLU, Fulya
Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2014/122; Global Governance Programme-146; Cultural Pluralism
Turkey, at the crossroads of Europe, Middle East and Asia, has confronted with mounting pressures of mixed migration flows in recent decades. This paper aims to explore Turkey’s contemporary approach to migration management by focusing on the adoption of the country’s first comprehensive immigration law (Law on Foreigners and International Protection) and the signing of the readmission agreement with the European Union in 2013. This incorporates an analysis of both policy continuities and changes in migration management in Turkey, while also providing an understanding of the interplay between internal and external factors, namely internationalisation and Europeanisation processes and the responsiveness of domestic actors to such pressures. The paper argues that migration policies driven solely by state-centric concerns are becoming increasingly inefficient in responding to the challenges caused by interlinked pressures of globalisation and multi-layered migratory flows. As Turkey’s role as a transit and receiving country grows, issues of international migration, and irregular migration in particular, are becoming dynamic topics in defining its role in a globalised world and as well as the trajectory of its relations with the EU.
Subject: Migration management; Turkey; Immigration law; Readmission; Europeanisation
Type of Access: openAccess