International Relations and Migration Management: The Case of Turkey Franck Düvell

Introduction

States often fall out or collaborate over issues to do with international migration whilst migrants through their very actions shape the interdependence of states. Turkey and the EU also frequently argue over migration issues. Over the years, Turkey’s economy grew significantly. It became an attraction and a safe haven to migrants and refugees. In April 2013, a new migration and asylum law came into force that responds to these new challenges. This was followed by the EU-Turkey visa liberalisation and readmission agreements. This contribution sketches some of the issues and notably the wider context to these latest developments.

Düvell, F. (2014) ‘International Relations and Migration Management: The Case of Turkey’, Insight Turkey, 16(1): 35-44