• Fatih Ayhan Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Balıkesir
  • Pınar Fulya Gebeşoğlu Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Ankara
Keywords: global migration flows; Syrian civil war; immigration; economic dimension of migration; labor market; migration policy


Migration is a multifaceted problem with social, economic and political dimensions. Following the Arab Spring, Turkey has experienced very strong migration flows from Syria since March 2011. Due to its humanity dimensions, the problem of migration has become a problem that requires taking measures on the global scale. Republic of Turkey has assumed considerable responsibility to host Syrian immigrants. As immigrants to Turkey exceeds over 3.5 mln people, various policy measures are taken with regard to incoming Syrian immigrants. Adaptation of these migrants at the job market has many obstacles. This research aims to examine the effects of immigration on economy. The global economic effects of immigration are analysed by means of using detailed statistical data. Considering the theories stressing the importance of immigration as an opportunity that creates significant changes in social structure, the migration theories are discussed, causes and economic effects of migration are analysed.


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Author Biographies

Fatih Ayhan, Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Balıkesir

Dr., Asst. Prof., Bandirma Onyedi Eylul University, Balıkesir, Turkey.

He obtained his B.A. Degree in Economics from Balikesir University in Turkey then he completed  M. S. Degree at Balikesir University. He got his Ph.D. in Economics from Selcuk University in 2016.

His research interests are on labour market, monetary policies, international economics and EU Integration. He’s working as a lecturer at the Bandirma Onyedi University in Turkey. He has several class about economics in undergraduate students

Pınar Fulya Gebeşoğlu, Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Ankara

Dr., obtained her B.A. Degree in Economics from Bilkent University then completed M.S. Degree at Texas A and M University. She got Ph. D. in Economics from Gazi University in 2014.

Her research interests are on business cycles, financial crises, open economy macroeconomics issues in emerging and developing economies. She had a class about Economic Crises course for graduate students enrolled in Financial Economics master’s program at Çankaya University.


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Ayhan, F., & Fulya Gebeşoğlu, P. (2020). SYRIAN MIGRATION AND TURKISH LABOR MARKET: ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS. The EUrASEANs: Journal on Global Socio-Economic Dynamics, (1(20), 60-68.