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Syrian Refugees In Turkey: Reception, Economy and Governance

19 May 2017, Convened by Franck Düvell (COMPAS) & Ali Zafer Sagiroglu (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University & COMPAS)

European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road (ground floor seminar room)

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The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and South East European Studies (SEESOX) hosted the 13th workshop by the Turkish Migration Studies Network (TurkMiS). Speakers included Sebnem Koser Akcapar (Koç University, Istanbul), Fulya Memisoglu (University of Oxford), Eren Korkmaz (University of Oxford) and A. Zafer Sagiroglu & Sezin Tuna (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University).


12.00 Welcome, brownbag lunch, tea coffee

12.30 Introduction, Franck Düvell

12.45 - 14.45 Panel I ‘Governance’
Chair: Ali Zafer Sagiroglu

  • Sebnem Koser Akcapar (Associate Professor, Koç University, Istanbul) on "Syrian Urban Refugees in Amman, Beirut and Istanbul: Local Governance and Transformation of Metropolitan Cities in the Middle East"
  • Fulya Memisoglu (research officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford) on  “Understanding Turkey's policy towards Syrian refugees: unpacking national and local level politics”.

14.45 Coffee Break

15.00 - 17.00 Panel II ‘Economics’
Chair: Franck Duvell

  • Eren Korkmaz (Newton International Fellow, International Migration Institute, Oxford) on “How do Syrian refugee workers challenge supply chain management in the Turkish garment industry?"
  • Assist. Prof. A. Zafer Sagiroglu & Sezin Tuna (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University) on “The Impacts of the Syrian Crisis and Syrians on Turkish Foreign Trade”

17.00 Closing, Franck Duvell and Ali Zafer Sagiroglu

Download the programme: TurkMiS_Workshop13