Ibrahim Sirkeci

Ibrahim Sirkeci
International Business School

PhD (University of Sheffield) BA (Bilkent) PGCHE (UCL)

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Introduction
I do work on human mobility, conflict model of migration, human insecurity, remittances, transnational consumers, transnational marketing, Turkey, labour market, acculturation, migration statistics; I am editor of Migration Letters, Remittances Review, and few other journals. Books I authored include "Transnational Marketing and Transnational Consumers" (Springer, 2013), "Remittances and Migration" (World Bank, 2012), "Cultures of Migration" (University of Texas Press, 2011)
Additional affiliations
March 2021 - March 2021
University of Hertfordshire
Position
  • Master's Student
March 2021 - present
Edinburgh Napier University
Position
  • MBA Supervisor
March 2021 - present
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
February 2006 - September 2007
University College London, Institute of Education
Field of study
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
February 1999 - January 2003
The University of Sheffield
Field of study
  • Geography
September 1990 - June 1997
Bilkent University
Field of study
  • Political Science and Public Administration

Publications

Publications (188)
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Since the 2015 migration crisis, third sector organisations’ (TSOs’) involvement in delivering various social, humanitarian, political and cultural services to incoming populations has increased. The recent challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have not only intensified insecurity around economics and personal and communal safety, but also disp...
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İlk olarak 2020 yılı başında Çin'in Wuhan kentinde tespit edilen yeni koronavirüs salgını ile 18 aydır birlikteyiz. Transnational Press London bünyesindeki diğer dergiler gibi Göç Dergisi de bu pandemiye ilişkin tartışma, araştırma ve analizlere sayfalarını açan öncü akademik dergiler arasında yer aldı.[1] Pandemi, geçmişteki diğer birçok krizde ol...
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Using the 2017 Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, older Iraqi censuses, the 2016 Census of Iran, and reports on displacement in Iraq, we expose the male deficit in the 1958–1962 birth cohort of Iraqi Kurdistan over time, probe its origins, and illustrate its effects on the rest of the population while relating these to the historic...
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In this issue, we have brought together articles focusing on Indian and South Asian migration experiences and patterns. India has been a major player in international migration, including remittances flows, but also a major scene of internal migrations. This is to an extent perhaps expected as the second largest population in the world residing acr...
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Migrations from Balkans to the Ottoman Empire continued for about 150 years; and peaked during the wars such as the 1877–78 Ottoman-Russian War and the Balkan Wars. Balkan immigrants with multi-ethnic, multicultural backgrounds and settling in with monocultural host communities faced hostility. We analysed these conflicts through official Ottoman a...
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The concept of citizenship has changed dramatically since the term was first used in ancient Greece. Recent citizenship debates have focused on the implications of commodified citizenship and growth of the “golden visa” market as these new schemes raise ethical and constitutional concerns. Paid-for citizenship schemes undermine the traditional noti...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every domain of life. Migration and human mobility, in general, are not exceptions. Since March 2020, researchers, policy makers and many others have channeled their efforts to understand this new coronavirus, its impact and prospects. Many scholars were thinking and writing on the pandemic from its onset and man...
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Türkiye uluslararası göç yazınına sonradan girmiş eski bir göç ve göçmen ülkesidir. Özellikle 19. yüzyıl sonundan itibaren yaşanan uluslararası nüfus hareketlerinin önemli bir kısmı, şiddetli çatışmalar karşısında yerinden olan nüfusların sınır aşan hareketleri olarak gerçekleşmiştir. Bu çalışmada, Suriyelilerin 2011 tarihinde Türkiye’ye yönelik ki...
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A year full of exciting expectations, technological innovations and business opportunities, this is how 2020 was predicted to be by many business analysts and experts. However, some unexpected events followed since the identification of COVID-19 in China. This later escalated to a pandemic spreading across the grids of global human mobility sent sh...
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The current migration crisis we face in Europe is the biggest crisis since the last biggest crisis. In about three decades we have seen millions of Kosovans, Bosnians, Kurds, Somalis, Yemenis, Sudanese, Afghan and others fleeing their homes. Syrians are perhaps too close geographically and a little too many. Europe largely failed to embrace and be...
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Elimizdeki mevcut verilere göre ilk vakanın 2019 yılı Aralık ayı sonunda Çin’in Vuhan kentinde tespit edilmesinin ardından Ocak ayı itibariyle başka ülkelerde de vakaların ortaya çıkmasıyla COVID-19 salgınının yarattığı ilk etki, küresel bir kriz algısı oldu. Ancak virüs ve salgın, bu küresel niteliğinden beklenmeyecek bir yan etki doğurdu ve “sını...
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Korona virüs salgınıyla ilgili tepkiler, önlemler ve söylemler dünya çapında önemli farklılıklar göstermektedir. İtalya'da olduğu gibi bazı ülkeler vaka ve ölüm sayılarının çok dramatik olduğu bir durumdayken, 10 Mart 2020 tarihi itibariyle Türkiye ve Endonezya gibi ülkelerde çok az sayıda vaka olduğu veya hiç vaka bulunmadığı açıklanmıştı. KOVİD-1...
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Remittances have been a lifeline for many developing countries, uplifting communities and households above the poverty line. The COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic outbreak from January 2020 onwards have seemingly changed many parameters in world economy, society, politics and culture. As researchers and students of this field, it is likely that for...
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Prof. Dr. Sirkeci ile Doç. Dr. Yüceşahin, koronavirüsün ülkelere göre artış hızını karşılaştırdı. Türkiye bin 500 vakaya sadece 11 günde ulaşarak rekor kırdı. İtalya’da bile vaka sayısının bini aşması bir ayı buldu. Türkiye’ye artış hızında en çok İran yakın. Koronavirüse ilişkin veriler incelendiğinde bazı ülkelerin yayılıma daha dirençli olduğu g...
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We’ve been following the news of the coronavirus outbreak for months. Now, gradually, some patterns are emerging. Our analysis of World Health Organization data provides important clues both in terms of the impact of measures and the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Stricter measures have been quickly spreading across the globe. As of Tuesday, B...
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We feel honoured to write this editorial for this double special issue (SI) of the International Journal of Business Performance Management titled Transformative Business Models – Disruptive Innovation in Finance and Logistics organised by the Higher Colleges of Technology’s (HCT) 2019 International Business Conference.
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This study focuses on the patterns of and changes in labor migration from Hatay, the southern-most province of Turkey bordering with Syria to MENA countries at the turbulence in the region. Hatay is geographically and culturally proximate to MENA countries. This study draws upon data collected through a questionnaire survey and supplemented by seco...
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This proposed developmental paper focuses on the work of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) with social enterprises in the UK. Despite the strong growth in the number of social enterprises following the recent crisis, and the increasing amount of money the HLF contributes in our society, very little is known about the way the HLF successfully measure...
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Goc ve gocmenlerin gittikleri ulkelere etkileri bugun hemen hemen tum ulkelerin oncelikli gundemlerini olusturmaktadir. Amerika BirlesIk Devletleri’nin MeksIkali gocmenlere yonelik hak kisitlamalari, Ingiltere’nin Brexit kararinin arkasindaki anti-gocmen propagandalar, Avrupa ulkelerinin yeni duvarlarla gocu engelleme cabalari, giderek artan yabanc...
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In this issue, we bring you four fresh pieces of research. The first article by Kaveh Ghobadi reflects on the development of Kurdish prose fiction between 1961 and 2002. The second article by Michiel Leezenberg bridges fiction with nationhood and politics. Bajalan’s article focuses on the period between 1878 and 1913 in search of understanding the...
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Bu bölümde göç kuramları incelenmektedir. 19.yy sonlarında ilk girişimi yapan Ravenstein’dan bu yana göç süreçlerini açıklamak üzere, çok sayıda kuramsal çaba görülmüştür. Başlarda ekonomi temelli açıklanmaya çalışılan göç olgusu, daha sonra göçmen ilişkiler ağı gibi göç sürecini kolaylaştıran unsurlar aracılığıyla açıklanmaya çalışılmıştır. Son dö...
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Son yıllarda giderek daha belirgin şekilde bir göç ülkesi haline gelen Türkiye'de farklı kültürlerden gelmiş olan sığınmacı, mülteci ya da göçmenlerin ev sahibi toplum ile karşılıklı uyum süreçlerinde ve gündelik yaşamda karşılaştıkları sorunların çözümünde sosyal hizmetlerin yaşamsal bir önemi vardır. Buradan hareketle kitabın temel amacı göç bağl...
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This edited collection published in Migration Letters were selected to reflect on methodological challenges faced by researchers and students when conducting qualitative studies on migration. Beginning with papers focusing on broader discussions of methodological issues and some options available to researchers, the latter half of the book explores...
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Suriye krizi, 2011’den bu yana, 5.136.939’u bölge ülkelerinde, 952.446’sı Avrupa’da olmak üzere en az 6 milyon 89 bin kişinin ülkeyi terk etmesine yol açarken en az bunun kadar kişiyi de ülke içinde yerinden etti. Türkiye; coğrafi konumu, iki ülke arasındaki tarihsel nüfus ilişkileri ve Suriye ile olan uzun kara sınırı nedeniyle Suriyelilerin büyük...
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Bu incelemede, daha önceden göç çalışmalarında yapılan atıfları temel alarak oluşturduğumuz sıralama listesinde güncelleme ve yenileme gerçekleştirdik. Sonuçlar, kitaplar, raporlar, makaleler , kitap bölümleri ve yazarlar için ayrı ayrı sınıflandırıldı ve sunuldu. En son yaptığımız sıralamada, tüm zamanların en etkili çalışmalarını, özellikle 2011-...
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With the success of e-books in the last decade, e-book piracy has become increasingly prevalent. This is a significant threat to the publishing industry, publishers and authors alike. Despite efforts to inhibit illegal downloading of e-book files, unauthorized download platforms have not lost much popularity. One of the underlying problems is a lim...
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International remittances to developing countries attract increasing attention because of their rise in volume and their impact on the recipient countries. Receiving remittances from outside the country has become a household coping strategy that might reduce poverty, alleviate hunger, promote better diets and increase productive investments. The m...
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In this article, we discuss the role of diaspora as a business network and an opportunity window for foreign market entry according to the concept of diaspora market entry or transnational market entry mode. As sources of information on both home and host countries, diasporas offer opportunities and enable entrepreneurs, thus serving as significant...
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This case study examines and illustrates within country regional cultural differences and cross border cultural similarities across four western European countries. Drawing on the data from the World Values Survey (WVS), we refer to the Schwartz Cultural Values Inventory in the survey. The demographic variables of age, gender, education level, mari...
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Life satisfaction is affected by various factors as it is an overall evaluation of individual’s satisfaction in life. Migration process is one of these variables. This study aims at examining the impact of ethnic and religious belonging levels, perceived level of discrimination, acculturation strategies and demographic characteristics of women who...
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Migration and challenges associated with human mobility are here to stay. We, as migration scholars, reiterate, rethink, reconsider what we do know and identify areas for further investigation constantly. Every year we get intrigued by volumes of research and scholarship presented at the Migration Conferences (TMC) since 2012. At the fifth conferen...
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Introduction to Syrian populations in Turkey with a focus on recent arrivals and potential future developments.
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Conflicts, tensions, discomforts, dissatisfaction and frustration over resources and representation are feeding into the perception of human insecurity around the world (see Sirkeci, 2003, 2006; Sirkeci and Cohen, 2016). These individual level insecurities meet national level insecurities and securitisation of migration and migration policy is simp...
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Britanya'da işgücü piyasasında ayrımcılık ve inançsızlar.
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Kurdish Studies, as an academic field, seems today to be dominated by English and Turkish-language literature. Little is known about the volume of literature that has been produced (and is available) in Russian, an important world language spoken across a vast geographic space in regions not far from Kurdish lands. In this review, we have explored...
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The number of migrants arriving in the UK from the EU accession countries has been higher than projected. The evidence indicates that they have been over-represented in low-paid and low-skilled jobs. This is arguably transitory and there should be good prospects of upward mobility. Over-qualification among A8 migrants, measured using the Annual Pop...
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Syrian crisis resulted in at least 6.1 million externally displaced people 983,876 of whom are in Europe while the rest are in neighbouring countries in the region. Turkey, due to its geographical proximity and substantial land borders with the country, has been the most popular destination for those fleeing Syria since April 2011. Especially after...
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In this review paper, we refresh and update our earlier ranking list based on citations in the field of migration studies. The results are categorised and presented separately for books and reports, articles and book chapters as well as for authors. In our latest rankings, we present an updated version of the most linfluential works of all time, bu...
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We’re pleased to welcome you to Harokopio University, Athens in August for the Migration Conference. The 5th conference in our series, the 2017 Conference is probably the largest scholarly gathering on migration with a global scope. Human mobility, border management, integration and security, diversity and minorities as well as spatial patterns, id...
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Doğu ve güney komşuları üzerinde gelen göç akınlarının ve üye ülkeler arasındaki göçlerin artışıyla Avrupa Birliği (AB) en büyük krizlerinden birini yaşamaktadır. Avrupa'daki en ana tartışma konuları arasında Avrupa'ya göçü ve AB içindeki göçü sınırlamak ve üye ülkeler arasında mülteci kotası ve külfet paylaşımına yapılan itirazlar yer aldı. Bu kri...
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Reducing cost of sending remittances is a sustainable development goal, and the World Bank is coordinating an effort to reduce remittance costs. Remittances remained resilient during the financial crisis overall and have since risen. The cost of sending remittances from the United Kingdom, a major remittances source country, to a selected group of...
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After much preparation and hard work, we are pleased to release this inaugural issue of the Journal of Gypsy Studies which is an international, peer-reviewed journal aiming to publish quality and rigorous research and scholarship, as well as intellectual conversations/interviews, book reviews, conference reports, viewpoints, and letters on the grou...
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Remittances to developing countries, monies sent by international migrants to their countries of origin, topped $1 billion a day a decade ago and are projected to reach $440 billion in 2015. Remittances to developing countries surpassed official development aid in the mid-1990s and have risen much faster than the number of international migrants. R...
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This paper focuses on the performance of direct mail as a key marketing communication tool in customer retention and a loyalty building instrument during the financial crisis in Greek automotive sector. The major transnational car brand Toyota in Greece is selected to investigate the performance of direct mail in enticing customer loyalty during a...
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Many studies discussed consumers boycott in various contexts but they all agreed that it constitutes an undesirable behaviour from business firms' perspective. Consumer's buying and boycotting behaviour is influenced by various factors. Limited studies focused on consumer boycott from transnational consumers prospective. The current study examines...
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Abstract: Many studies discussed consumers boycott in various contexts but they all agreed that it constitutes an undesirable behaviour from business firms’ perspective. Consumer’s buying and boycotting behaviour is influenced by various factors. Limited studies focused on consumer boycott from transnational consumers prospective. The current study...
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LITTLE TURKEY IN GREAT BRITAIN by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Tuncay Bilecen, Yakup Costu, Saniye Dedeoglu, M. Rauf Kesici, B. Dilara Seker, Fethiye Tilbe, K. Onur Unutulmaz is about Turkish movers in Britain. Turkish migration to British Isles has a long history but sizeable diaspora communities and enclaves of Turkish origin have emerged only in the last fo...
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It is all about being happy in search of security; A pledge for equal treatment of refugees and economic migrants. Migration recently has been discussed in a very negative context. As Europe and the US moved towards right, we have to rethink human mobility and push for informed debates. Terminology used to describe migration and refugees is old, ou...
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People move, finances move, so does the cultures, artefacts, goods and food. Remittances literature expanded significantly in the last two decades to cover more of what we refer to as social remittances. Social remittances refer to often intangible elements, cultural artefacts, habits, opinions, attitudes, beliefs, values transferred by migrants fr...
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Remittances Review is a new journal that offers a quality outlet for exchanges between academics, researchers, and policy makers. There are more journals dealing with migration than ever before, and most have similar mandates to publish research for researchers. There has been a proliferation of journals in migration studies in the last five to ten...
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In this special issue of Transnational Marketing Journal, we brought together a selection of articles drawn from presentations at the Taste of City Conference 2016: Food and Place Marketing which was held at the University of Belgrade, Serbia on 1st September 2016. We have supported the event along with Transnational Press London. We thank to Goran...
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Göç Dergisi’nin üçüncü yılında beşinci sayısını, okurlarımızla buluşturmaktan kıvanç duyuyoruz. Göç olgusunun her geçen gün hem Türkiye hem de dünya gündeminin ilk sırasında yer alan konulardan biri olması, dergimizin varlığını çok daha önemli kılmaktadır. Bunu Göç Dergisi’ne artan ilgiden de görebiliyoruz. Bu bağlamda, dergimize yazar, hakem ve bi...
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This paper conceptualizes the antecedent and consequential factors of individuals' social media engagement and community trust. Based on the social exchange and social identity theories, we identified social value, social support, and one's propensity to trust as the antecedents that motivate social media engagement and engender community trust. In...
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Brand loyalty is an important consumer behavior but prior studies have paid limited attention to consumer's psychological determinants of loyalty. This paper draws upon the structure inertia theory and commitment-trust theory to articulate the best way to manage the determinants and examine the causal relationships of action brand loyalty. Using su...
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Questions concerning migration and refugees made the headlines around the world in recent years amid wars in many locations coinciding with economic crises and slow down. Migration as a subject and migration studies as a field are ever more popular, and Migration Letters supported the 4th Turkish Migration Conference (http://turkishmigration.com),...
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We fear a significant chunk of Turkey's best-trained and most skilled members will vote with their feet and leave. It is a loss from which the country may not recover. See https://theconversation.com/failed-coup-in-turkey-means-thousands-are-voting-with-their-feet-63986
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Brand loyalty is an important consumer behavior but prior studies have paid limited attention to consumer's psychological determinants of loyalty. This paper draws upon the structure inertia theory and commitment-trust theory to articulate the determinants and examine the causal relationships of action brand loyalty. Using survey data of iPhone and...
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We approach Turkish mobility using a culture of migration perspective with reference to conflict. Conflicts are defined broadly into an array of situations including minor disputes, tensions or latent conflicts on the one hand and major violent events on the other. These situations, defined along a security continuum shape individual perceptions. I...
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The Turkish Migration Conference 2016 is the fourth event in this series, we are proud to organise and host at the University of Vienna, Austria. Perhaps given the growing number of participants and variety in scope of research and debates included at the Conference, it is now an established quality venue fostering scholarship in Turkish Migration...
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Abstract This study explores language shift and interregional migration among Turkey’s Kurdish-origin population using census data as well as TDHS data. First, the geographical retraction of the Kurdish language between 1945 and 1965 is depicted using respective censuses as data sources. Second, patterns of intergenerational language shift and the...
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Göç ve Çocuk konusuna ayırmış olduğumuz bu sayımıza katkıda bulunan tüm yazar ve hakemlerimize özellikle teşekkür ederek başlamalıyız. Birleşmiş Milletler Mülteciler Yüksek Komiserliği verilerine göre Mart 2016 itibariyle Türkiye'deki Suriyeli sığınmacıların yüzde 50'den fazlası çocuklardan oluşmaktadır. Dünya'da da göçmen çocuklar siyasi gündemin...
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This case study looks at the development of a money transfer company in a dynamic and fast changing market. Transnational nature of the business as well as profiles of customers are emphasised. Ria Money Transfer is part of the Euronet, US based parent company. Aspiring to become the most progressive company in the sector, Ria deals with customers...
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Göç konularında uzman Prof. Ibrahim Sirkeci, Suriye‘ye 10 yıl sonra demokrasi ve zenginlik gelmis olsa bile Türkiye‘ye göçün süreceğini ve iki ülke arasında uzun sürecek bir nüfus trafiğinin olustuğunu söylüyor. Göçlerin her zaman olumlu yanlarının da olduğunu vurgulayan Ria Profesörü Ibrahim Sirkeci‘ye göre, göçü bir sorun olarak değil, çok daha d...
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This study examines interregional migration and intermarriage of internal migrant Kurds in Turkey using the latest available census data. Unlike many other studies, birth region is used as a proxy of ethnicity due to the apparent language shift among the Kurds in Turkey. To ensure comparability, only regions where both Turkish and Kurdish populatio...
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In 2015 more than one million refugees were seeking protection in the EU, the majority fleeing war and violence in the Middle East and heading towards a few EU-member states like Austria, Germany and Sweden. This is a small number compared to the overall prob-lem of persons being forced to leave their homes because of war and persecution. In 2016 t...
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Rough estimates suggest that there are five to six million movers (migrants) originated from Turkey and, with the recent influx of Syrians, the volume of movers into Turkey reached record between three to four million. Turkey passed a qualitative and quantitative threshold as a country of movers: Millions moved out whilst millions moved in. The thr...
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Göç ve Çocuk Özel Sayısı MAKALE ÇAĞRISI Özel Sayı Editörü: Yrd. Doç. Dr. Yasemin Çakırer Özservet Marmara Üniversitesi, İstanbul Yazı Teslimi İçin Son Tarih: 5 Ocak 2016 Göç Dergisi’nin Mayıs 2016’te yayımlanacak olan 5. sayısı, Göç ve Çocuk Özel Sayısı olacaktır. Çok keskin sınırlarımız olmamakla birlikte, yazı konuları şunlardır:  Tarih boyunca...
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In this study, we focus on the challenges faced by refugee children at schools in Van, an eastern province at the Iranian border. Focusing on the teachers’ assessment of problems encountered by refugee children at school, this paper is based on qualitative interviews conducted at three schools in the city centre of Van province. The qualitative int...
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Our paper offers an independent measure of the citation of published research in the field of migration studies. Using the Google Scholar citation database and Ann Harzing ranking software, we have created a list of the 100 most cited articles, books and authors in migration studies. Like any lists, this one also has some drawbacks but it reflects,...
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With the growing insurrections in Syria in 2011, an exodus in large numbers has emerged. The turmoil and violence have caused mass migration to destinations both within the region and beyond. The current "refugee crisis" has escalated sharply and its impact is widening from neighbouring countries toward Europe. Today, the Syrian crisis is the major...
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With the growing insurrections in Syria in 2011, an exodus in large numbers have emerged. The turmoil and violence have caused mass migration to destinations both within the region and beyond. The current "refugee crisis" has escalated sharply and its impact is widening from neighbouring countries toward Europe. Today, the Syrian crisis is the majo...
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This book is a collection of selected papers presented at the 3rd Turkish Migration Conference (TMC). TMC 2015 was hosted by Charles University Prague, Czech Republic from 25 to 27 June 2015. The TMC 2015 was the third event in the series that we were proud to organise and host at Charles University Prague. This selection of papers presented at the...
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The aim of this paper is to offer an independent measure of the impact of published research in migration studies field. Using the Google Scholar citation database and Ann Harzing ranking software, we have created a long list of most cited works in migration studies and drew a list of 100 top articles and books and 100 most cited authors who appear...
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