A new phase in Turkey-EU relations: the refugee deal
Bakış, Yeter (2017) A new phase in Turkey-EU relations: the refugee deal. [Thesis]
The process of a common migration policy of the European Union goes back to 1980s. It has started with the Single European Act and Schengen Agreement. The migration policy strengthened with further agreements- the Maastricht Treaty and the Amsterdam Treaty. However, these regulations did not create a desirable solution to Syrian refugee crisis. Even though the EU imposed new policies to the crisis such as resettlement and relocation with hotspots, the crisis continued. Therefore a new policy such as the refugee deal was introduced. The deal seems to be an outcome of negotiations of various actors on the same crisis with separate interest. Upon the data taken from ESI, it seems that the deal was successful for following months however future consequences of the deal are not predictable. All these initiatives of the EU for Syrian refugee crisis indicate that the EU has a migration policy that needed to be updated with in accordance with the current crisis. With each crisis, the EU experiences its missing point which led to new policies for further integration for the EU. Syrian refugee crisis would also lead to such an integration process.
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