CONFERENCE REPORT: Turkish Migration Conference and Migration Challenge

Authors

  • Philip L. Martin Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Davis
  • Ibrahim Sirkeci Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent's University London

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v13i1.271

Keywords:

Turkish migration, movers, mobility, refugees, Syrians, migration research

Abstract

Rough estimates suggest that there are five to six million movers (migrants) originated from Turkey and, with the recent influx of Syrians, the volume of movers into Turkey reached record between three to four million. Turkey passed a qualitative and quantitative threshold as a country of movers: Millions moved out whilst millions moved in. The three Turkish Migration Conferences since 2012 reflect that reality. The breadth of topics and depth of discussions highlight a growing academic community interested in this particular case of human mobility. The debates about Turkish migration experiences are rich and reveal patterns of regular, irregular, and circular moves. Different perceptions and legal frameworks point to different implications for Turkey and its Diaspora.

Author Biographies

Philip L. Martin, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Davis

Philip Martin is Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Davis and a member of the Commission on Agricultural Workers established by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. He is the author of numerous studies and reports on immigration, including Trade and Migration: NAFTA and Agriculture (1993). Prof Martin has guest-edited two issues for Migration Letters on Competitiveness in US and Japan, Migration and Development; comparing US and Mexico, and on Migration Expert Commissions. He has also been co-chair of Turkish Migration Conferences organised by Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies in London.

Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent's University London

Ria Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing; Director of Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent's University London. Prof Sirkeci can be reached at @isirkeci and via sirkeci.co.uk

Published

2016-01-12

How to Cite

Martin, P. L., & Sirkeci, I. (2016). CONFERENCE REPORT: Turkish Migration Conference and Migration Challenge. Migration Letters, 13(1), 169-171. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v13i1.271

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