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dc.contributor.advisorŞahin, Selver Buldanlıoğlu
dc.contributor.authorCanpolat, Begüm Ceren
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-17T11:52:31Z
dc.date.available2018-01-17T11:52:31Z
dc.date.copyright2017-12
dc.date.issued2018-01
dc.date.submitted2018-01-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/35738
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of International Relations, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2017.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 148-164).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe internal unrest that broke out in 2011 in Syria has caused the biggest refugee influx Europe has seen since the Second World War. Turkey, as Syria’s neighbour country, hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees. Due to its geographical position, Turkey plays an important role in shaping European refugee policy. Similarly, Turkey has largely been affected by the negotiations with the EU and by European policies on Syrian refugees. This dissertation attempts to analyze the question of how the Turkish and EU authorities have represented the influx of Syrian refugees and how these representations or constructed perceptions of ‘the problem’ impacted on their bilateral relations and foreign policies. In order to achieve this goal, the approach of “What is the problem represented to be?” (WPR) has been used as an analytical tool to scrutinize Turkish and European foreign policy representations and investigate their bilateral relations in accordance with Syrian refugee crisis policies. The methods of the research were a combined effort of literature review, an analysis of official policy documents attained through governmental websites, and a web-based analysis of Turkish and European newspapers. The research has found that despite each actor’s/government’s representation of the problem as a humanitarian issue, each party tends to prioritize its self-interests and neglect the root causes of the problem in the policy making process.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Begüm Ceren Canpolat.en_US
dc.format.extentxvi, 164 leaves : maps (some color) ; 30 cmen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen_US
dc.subjectForeign Policyen_US
dc.subjectSyrian Refugee Crisisen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.subjectWPR Approachen_US
dc.titleTurkish and European representations of the Syrian refugees: political leverage vs. humanitarian idealsen_US
dc.title.alternativeTürkiye ve Avrupa’nın Suriyeli mültecileri yansıtması : insani ideallere karşı siyasi kozen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB157371


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