Turkey and Syrian Refugees: The Limits of Hospitality

Turkey and Syrian Refugees: The Limits of Hospitality. Brookings Institution. Osman Bahadır Dinçer et al. November 2013.

On April 29, 2011, the first Syrian refugees crossed the border into Turkey. Two years later, the country hosts some 600,000 Syrian refugees, 200,000 of them living in 21 refugee camps with an additional 400,000 living outside of the camps. According to United Nations estimates, Turkey will be home to one million Syrians by the end of 2013. Syrians have fled to Turkey in search of safety from a horrific conflict, leaving behind loved ones, jobs and property. As the conflict intensifies, with no end in sight, and as the resources of the Turkish government and society are stretched thin, questions arise about the limits of Turkey’s hospitality. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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