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Turkey’s refugee politics

22 October 2015
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Turkey’s government recently overhauled its immigration laws in a process of exemplary transparency. It has also won plaudits for its high standard of care for Syrian refugees. And yet, Turkey is struggling to adopt a predictable and long-term approach to the refugee crisis. The problem is not just the sheer volume of the flows: it is the way these impact on three specific mobility regimes – with Turkey’s southern neighbours, with Turkey’s own minority groups, and with the European Union.