|Author (Person)||Gökalp Aras, Nefise Ela|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Series Title||The International Spectator|
|Series Details||Volume 54, Number 4, Pages 47-61|
|Publication Date||November 2019|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
The mass migration from Syria has been a major turning point and an important ‘game changer’ in EU-Turkey relations, as it marks a watershed in immigration and asylum between two periods: from 1999 to 2011 and from 2011 to the present. During the first period, the EU was one of the driving forces of change in Turkey’s immigration and asylum policy, along with significant migration movements from the Middle East.
Although EU demands were largely implemented due to the country’s changing migration profile, there was also ongoing resistance and reluctance towards the EU, thus a certain degree of conditionality. With the Syrian mass migration in 2011, however, and in particular the so-called ‘European refugee crisis’ in 2015, Turkey started to use migration as a foreign policy tool with which to oppose EU conditionality.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs, Politics and International Relations|
|Subject Tags||Asylum | Refugees, Bilateral Relations, Migration | Immigration|
|Keywords||Syrian Conflict | Crisis | Civil War (2011- )
|Countries / Regions||Syria, Turkey|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|