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