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Country Resource - Turkey

Turkey

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  • Population........................................................................ 82,482,383 (July 2021 est.)
  • Population growth rate ................................................................ 0.7% (2021 est.)
  • Birth rate...................................................... 14.54 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Death rate.................................................... 6.02 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Net migration rate.................................. -1.55 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Ethnic groups.................................................... Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 19%, other minorities 7-12% (2016 est.)

CIA World Factbook

Long a country of emigration, immigration, and asylum, Turkey has also become a country of transit for immigrants, according to Kemal Kirisci of Boagazici University.

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In 2012, significant challenges to existing EU policy, from Schengen to the Common European Asylum System, have constituted the chief concerns for migration management for both EU Member States and the European Commission. Beyond EU borders, there will be additional pressure for the European Union to offer a more concerted humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis affecting Europe's neighbor Turkey in 2013.

There is an ongoing debate over the children born to Europe's guest workers of the 1960s and 1970s: Can they move up the educational ladder, or will they form a new underclass in Europe's largest cities? Maurice Crul of the University of Amsterdam compares outcomes for second-generation Turkish children across five countries.

On the fringes of the radar today, here are some topics likely to generate discussion and controversy next year.

Long a country of emigration, immigration, and asylum, Turkey has also become a country of transit for immigrants, according to Kemal Kirisci of Boagazici University.

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