Implications of the External Dimension of European Immigration Policy for Turkey

  • Ayselin Gözde Yıldız
Part of the The European Union in International Affairs book series (EUIA)


The chapter explores the conceptualization of Turkey as a transit migration country and assesses the implications of the EU’s actions to externalize its migration policy within the enlargement process. It analyzes the way transit migration in Turkey has been approached within the EU’s enlargement policy under existing dynamics concerning Turkey on the one hand and the EU’s efforts to externalize its immigration policy on the other. Europeanization of Turkey’s immigration policy is tested in terms of its progress on legislative adaptation, border management, visa policy, readmission agreement and asylum policy. The limits and deadlocks of cooperation that reveal the negative externalities imposed on Turkey are also studied as influential factors concerning the transformation and the success of cooperation in the policy field.


Asylum Seeker Turkish Immigration Syrian Refugee Irregular Migrant Visa Policy 
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  • Ayselin Gözde Yıldız
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  1. 1.International RelationsYasar UniversityİzmirTurkey

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