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dc.contributor.advisorEsen, Berken_US
dc.contributor.authorQureshi, Tazeenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T11:18:48Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T11:18:48Z
dc.date.copyright2019-08
dc.date.issued2019-09
dc.date.submitted2019-09-10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/52442
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of International Relations, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2019.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 146-167).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research analyzes Turkey‟s national asylum policies to determine if they result in the fractioning of the refugee label – as theorized by Roger Zetter. Fractioning of the refugee label occurs when states utilize legal and bureaucratic measures that are based on arbitrary or discriminatory requisites to restrict and exclude selected individuals from claiming unconditional refugee status within their territory. Refugees who suffer the consequences of disjunctive labels are unable to obtain legal status in the host country, unable to permanently settle or integrate in host society, and cannot avail the full gamut of rights accorded to them by the 1951 Refugee Convention – as in the case of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The question then arises as to why Turkey continues to host the largest refugee population in the world since 2013, even when it does not legally recognize Syrians as refugees and has no obligation towards them under the 1951 Refugee Convention. One finding is that Turkey‟s approach towards the Syrian refugee crisis has been somewhat myopic since the beginning. This is evident from Turkish government‟s changing stances on Syrian „guests‟ and the impromptu laws that have been adopted since 2011. A second finding is that Turkey continues to host Syrian refugees for opportunistic foreign policy reasons. This is evident from Turkey‟s recent bout of „refugee rentierism‟ – as theorized by Gerasimos Tsourapas – where Turkey is using its geo-strategic location and its large refugee population as a resource to extract strategic rent from the European Union through blackmail.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Tazeen Qureshien_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 167 leaves : illustrations ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectCase studyen_US
dc.subjectInternational migrationen_US
dc.subjectRefugee labellingen_US
dc.subjectRefugee rentier statesen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleFractioning the refugee label – a case study of Syrian refugees in Turkeyen_US
dc.title.alternativeMülteci etiketini parçalarına ayırmak: Türkiye'deki Suriyeli mültecilere ilişkin bir vaka çalışmasıen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB122194


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