Turkey and the current reform of the migration and asylum legislation. To good to be true?

16:00 - 18:00, Wednesday 9 November 2011
Seminar Room 62, Kellogg College, 60 Banbury Road

This lecture is organised by the Turkish Migration Studies Group

Speaker: Prof. Dr Kemal Kirisci, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Over recent years, Turkey has liberalised its visa regime and now permits easy entry of the citizens of many Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and CIS countries. Also the new (draft) asylum and immigration law some claim, would be amongst the most humane and liberal in Europe. Finally, the invitation to academics and NGOs to becoming stakeholders in this process implies a significant change of Turkish policy making processes. This raises questions like: what are the main determinants of this reform process, EU accession conditions or Turkey’s own economic and political interests? Does this change Turkey’s role in the region? How will the public respond? Does the integration of NGOs as stakeholders herald a change in the political culture, is Turkey moving from a country that has often been criticised for its human rights record to becoming a moral leader?

Programme

MIGRALAC in Oxford

18 May 2015

Humanist perspectives

Michaelmas term 2014

Migration Film Showings

Tuesdays, Hilary Term 2014

Decade of Migration

Decade of Migration

21 - 22 February 2014

Keywords in Diaspora

Keywords in Diaspora

Tuesdays, Michaelmas Term 2013

Rethinking Diaspora

Rethinking Diaspora

30 June - 2 July, 2013

8th TurkMiS Seminar

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26 April 2013

Migration Film Showings: Journeys

Migration Film Showings: Journeys

Thursdays, Michaelmas Term 2012

No Way Out, No Way In

No Way Out, No Way In

25 June 2012

Migrants at Work

Migrants at Work

22 June - 23 June 2012

Citizenship and its Others

Citizenship and its Others

12 - 13 March 2012

Book Launch

Book Launch

17:00 - 18:30, Thursday 9 February 2012

Learning, citizenship and integration

Learning, citizenship and integration

Thursday 17 November 2011

COMPAS DPhil Workshop

COMPAS DPhil Workshop

12:00 - 18:00, Friday, 17 June 2011

Diaspora Studies: Past, Present and Promise

Diaspora Studies: Past, Present and Promise

17:00 - 20:00, Thursday 2 June 2011

Launch of the Migration Observatory

Launch of the Migration Observatory

18:00 - 20:00, 29 March 2011