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MiReKoc Wednesday Seminar Series by Nihan Karagül 'Failed Promises: An Analysis of the Structural Causes Behind the Right Violations of Immigrants in Turkey'

Author: Migration Research Center at Koc University (MiReKoc)
Time: 12:00
Location: SOS143

MiReKoc Seminar Series of Spring 2019 continues with Nihan Karagül's presentation on 'Failed Promises: An Analysıs of the Structural Causes Behind the Right Violations of Immigrants in Turkey'. The presentation and discussion will take place on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019, at 12:00, in SOS143. Registration is required for participants not affiliated with Koç University.

Title: 

'Failed Promises: An Analysıs of the Structural Causes Behind the Right Violations of Immigrants in Turkey'

Abstract:

Even though protection for the human rights is warranted for the nation-states by the historical document of universal declaration of human rights, states have been failing to deliver a life with dignity to those living within their boundaries. Every year dead bodies of thousands of migrants go down in the Aegean Sea on their way to European shores from Turkey. As striking this fact is it also shows still how hazardous Turkish soil for them. Therefore, it might be interpreted (and sometimes expressed) as becoming the victim of right violations in Turkey is so unbearably likely that thousands of people prefer to wildly risk their lives. This is why this study envisages conducting a research about the structural reasons of the violations and breaches of the Syrian immigrants’ fundamental rights in Turkey. By so doing, it intends to identify not only the shortcomings of the Turkish legislature stated on the paper but also the hardships and the impasses arisen out of the unspoken laws of the social life. In other words, the study will focus on revealing the breadth between the Turkish legislatures and policies on asylum seekers and the beneficiaries of the temporary protection, and de-facto implementation of them on the ground. Lastly, rather than delineating a descriptive picture, this paper aims to discuss these issues by locating them into a political framework where the prevailing ideologies in Turkey on government and public level unfolds.

Brief Bio

Nihan Karagül is a second grade MS student in Middle East Technical University at the department of Political Science and Public Administration. She holds BS degree in Sociology from the same university. Since 2017 she has worked in UNHCR Ankara and Gaziantep Offices as IM Officer. Recently she engaged with the MİREKOÇ as visiting researcher. Her interest areas are international migration, human rights, nationalism, economic and political sociology

Spring_2019_poster_PDF.pdf