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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Is Turkey really facing an 'exodus'? It's not that simple

Is Turkey really facing an ‘exodus’? It’s not that simple
February 6, 2018 8.41am EST
Bahar Baser
Research Fellow, Coventry University

Emre Eren Korkmaz
Post-doctoral Researcher in Migration and Refugees, University of Oxford

The decline of Turkey’s democracy has become a well-worn theme, and for good reason. The country has now jailed more journalists on charges related to their work than any other in the world, and many academics who’ve criticised the government’s policies towards the “Kurdish question” are now on trial. But recently, media observers have seemingly identified another alarming trend: a “Turkish exodus”.

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