Migration Policy of the European Union From the Perspectives of Turks in the EU Countries and Syrian Immigrants in Turkey

Migration Policy of the European Union From the Perspectives of Turks in the EU Countries and Syrian Immigrants in Turkey

Serkan Ökten (Turkish Presidency Directorate of Communications, Turkey) and Azize Ökten (Institute of Social Sciences, Süleyman Demirel University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1188-6.ch028

Abstract

This chapter deals with the adventure of Turkish workers' upcoming 60th year in the Europe and EU's cooperation with Turkey at the wave of immigration based on civil war in Syria to Europe, in accordance with the immigration policy of the European Union. In this context, the question of how the European Union's human rights and freedoms-based rhetoric and its practices on the basis of protectionist border policy are conforming will be answered. In this study, literature review and resource collection are used by evaluating the available resources. As a result, the European Union's human rights and freedom-based rhetoric against the threat of disrupting its own order and welfare is only consistent with the integration of qualified migrants who will provide the workforce that is compatible and in need. However, a rising, prejudiced phenomenon reaching Islamophobia and xenophobia emerged at the social and political framework that is against the immigrants who cannot achieve cultural integration.
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Theoritical Background

Before addressing the issue, it is necessary to be informed about the development process of the European Union's migration policies from a historical perspective and with this process the view of the Europeans towards immigrants.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Grant: Unrequited financial aid.

Perception: Any sense or opinion that occurs as a result of a thing.

Status of Refugees: Title that determines the rights of immigrants.

Readmission Agreement: Agreement between the two parties stipulating extradition of illegal migrants.

Visa Free Dialogue: Negotiations between the two sides for the abolition of visas.

Identity Problem: Uncertainty in social status in society.

Migration Policies: Creating and implementing law for immigrants.

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