December 18, International Migrants Day

Today, migration, which is as old as the history of humanity, has become global. People migrate from one country to another, for example, to secure their lives or improve their living standards in the case of problems in which country they live in.

Our country is one of the countries receive intensive immigration since the issues that occur in the geography where it is located. In this context, Turkey is seen as both a destination country and transit country. Especially after Syrian internal turmoil in 2011, Turkey, who has pursued an open-door policy due to absence of safety of life and property in the region, had faced with an intense wave of immigration until it stopped pursuing the policy in 2013. As of 14th of November 2019, there are 1.076.030 regular, 3.684.835 irregular migrants in Turkey. Moreover, it is concluded from the official statements that the number of irregulars is higher.

 Turkey is the country that hosts the most refugees in the world due to the conflicts in the region countries has become almost a safe port for displaced people. Unfortunately, it is not possible to say that required support has been received from international organizations. Turkey makes an effort to provide moral and material support to who come as asylum then requests temporary protection. The sensibility that the minimum level of Turkey’s sensibility shown by the international community has great importance in migrants’ problem-solving process.

 On December 18, World Migrants Day, while reminding a refugee means a migrant, we would like to point out that a more sensitive approach from the international community will significantly contribute to the process.


                                                                                                           Istanbul Aydin University, Dean of the Faculty of Law
                                                                                                                                       Prof. Dr. Vahit Dogan

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