Thursday, 08 December 2016

Conflict and Crisis in Syria: Refugees, Camps and Security in Turkey

Lecture by Dr Cüneyt Gürer on 13 December 2016 at BICC in BICC's Brown Bag Lecture Series "Displacement and Development".

Key reasons of human displacement in the Middle East, among others, are political instability, conflict and direct threat to human lives and basic freedoms by state and non-state actors. Syria, as the main actor in conflict since 2011, is still number one security threat in the region. In retrospect, the crisis in Syria had a significant impact on Turkey and many European countries, and a comprehensive solution to the ongoing conflict and for its ramifications is not yet in sight. The significant numbers of Syrian refugees in Turkey constitute a challenge to the EU and become a subject of political arguments and bargains. In this Lecture, the conflict in Syria will be re-examined by mainly focusing its impact on human displacement, highlighting relevant challenges for the host countries.

Invitation (pdf)