Case Report: Carsamba, Bursa, Turkey – Integration Concerns of Parents about Syrian Children
Authors: Zahid Mukayed & Ezgi Irgil (University of Gothenburg)
Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
This report focuses on the Turkish government’s treatment of refugees and Syrian children with the main focus on three concerns: potential statelessness, loss of the Arabic language and racism.
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Broadening the Positionality in Migration Studies: Assigned Insider Category
Author: Ezgi Irgil (University of Gothenburg)
Migration Studies, Oxford University Press
This article contributes to the debates on positionality in migration studies by introducing assigned insider as a new category. I define it as a position when both the interviewees and the researcher are of the same local origin in which the researcher is considered ‘an insider of the host community’ and the interview questions are about a migrant group. I developed this category based on interviews with host community members during my field study in Bursa, Turkey, where I was born and raised. Previous studies focused on the researcher being an insider from a migrant community or being an outsider conducting research on a migrant community different from his/her own.
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Join the discussion of the book launch of Cengiz Çandar’s Turkey’s Mission Impossible: War and Peace with the Kurds. In conversation with Bitte Hammargren.
When Turkey moved into the modern era as a nation-state, it brought with it the denial of Kurdish identity. This denial created a seemingly intractable “Kurdish question” that has been marked by numerous revolts and decades of insurgency.
In his new book Cengiz Çandar – journalist, former presidential advisor and public intellectual – blends a historical account of the Kurdish question in Turkey with his own experiences and insights into the politicians and fighters involved. Paying close attention to the repeatedly failing peace processes, Turkey’s Mission Impossible challenges conventional views on Turkey and provides a nuanced picture of how we arrived at now.
This event is co-hosted by Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
Cengiz Çandar is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS), and Senior Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) Middle East and North Africa Programme.
Bitte Hammargren is an independent and self-employed writer, analyst and consultant on issues related to Turkey, North Africa and West Asia, i.e. the MENA region, and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) Middle East and North Africa Programme.
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