A human-security approach to the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey: assessing third-party efforts

Duman, Yasin and Çelik, Ayşe Betül (2019) A human-security approach to the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey: assessing third-party efforts. In: Wilkenfeld, Jonathan and Beardsley, Kyle and Quinn, David, (eds.) Research Handbook On Mediating International Crises. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 310-324. ISBN 9781788110693 (Print) 9781788110709 (Online)

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UNHCR statistics indicate that 3.6 million Syrian refugees have been registered in Turkey. This chapter adopts a human-security approach to examine the problems the refugees face in terms of rights, security, intergroup relations, and access to basic services. In doing so, it also discusses the various roles governmental and non-governmental organizations have played as third parties. This study adopts Ager and Strang's integration framework, which focuses on the foundation of rights and citizenship, requiring attitudinal changes of both the refugees and locals. The data is drawn from interviews with Syrian refugees and leaders or employees of the I/NGOs working with the refugee community in Gaziantep, _zmir, Hatay, _stanbul, and _anliurfa. Evidence from the field research shows the refugee crisis is complex and multi-faceted. Both the Turkish government agencies and I/NGOs provide social, financial, and legal support to the refugees, yet these efforts are not found to be sufficiently responsive.
Item Type: Book Section / Chapter
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ayşe Betül Çelik
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2024 12:38
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2024 12:38
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/48704

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