Perceptions of Syrians in Turkey


INSIGHT TURKEY, vol.16, no.4, pp.65-75, 2014 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: INSIGHT TURKEY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-75
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


This article is a summary of the study "Syrians in Turkey: Social Acceptance and Integration," which was conducted by the Hacettepe University Migration and Politics Research Center-HUGO in six cities based on interviews with Syrians and locals and analysis of the media and NGOs. Over 1.8 million Syrians arrived in Turkey and accepted under "temporary protection" status between April 2011 and December 2014. The efforts of the Turkish government and society has spent 5-5,5 billion dollars on the crisis. Turkish society has been overwhelmingly accepting of Syrians. However, concerns and objections are increasing as the permanency of Syrians in Turkey becomes more visible. Therefore, it is essential to develop strategies on permanency with the support of Turkish society.