Session

Political Science

Description

Turkey as a safe haven has been welcoming of more than two millions Syrian people without any ethnic or sectarian discrimination for four years. State institutions have spent nearly 6 billion dollars to set a life for asylum seekers in the best refugee camps and without any notable support of United Nations and other external agencies and countries. However, out of the camps, life and safety conditions of especially lower class Syrian people have been getting worse day by day because of security related problems emerging between citizens and Syrian asylum seekers, even in the border cities where local people have more cultural values in common with Syrian community. Actually, % 54 of Syrian population in Turkey is under 18; publicly in city centres local people have faced with many of these children as beggars, who have been considered as a minor threat for public with their harassing style. By a projection of ten years after, those children who are now canalized in begging groups at the streets, could be exactly predicted as being integrated in criminal gangs; they may easily commit crimes (drug use and sell, pick pocketing, robbing, pandering, harassment, rape, injury, murder etc.) in public, unless they are integrated in society as valuable individuals for social capital of Turkey. An approach for social policy of integration is a proposal for potential conflict resolution in future of Turkey societal security. This study aims at pondering on case of begging Syrian children, who have been far from education for four years and they have been still not enrolled in a formal education. This potential threat for societal security transforms Turkey from haven to hell for both Turkish and Syrians without any institutional enterprises understanding of social capital and integration policy need for security of society.

Keywords:

asylum seekers and refugees, societal security, social politics, integration

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-550-11-6

First Page

73

Last Page

77

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

7-11-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

7-11-2015 5:00 PM

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Whether Turkey is a really safe haven henceforward for both Turkish and Syrians

Durres, Albania

Turkey as a safe haven has been welcoming of more than two millions Syrian people without any ethnic or sectarian discrimination for four years. State institutions have spent nearly 6 billion dollars to set a life for asylum seekers in the best refugee camps and without any notable support of United Nations and other external agencies and countries. However, out of the camps, life and safety conditions of especially lower class Syrian people have been getting worse day by day because of security related problems emerging between citizens and Syrian asylum seekers, even in the border cities where local people have more cultural values in common with Syrian community. Actually, % 54 of Syrian population in Turkey is under 18; publicly in city centres local people have faced with many of these children as beggars, who have been considered as a minor threat for public with their harassing style. By a projection of ten years after, those children who are now canalized in begging groups at the streets, could be exactly predicted as being integrated in criminal gangs; they may easily commit crimes (drug use and sell, pick pocketing, robbing, pandering, harassment, rape, injury, murder etc.) in public, unless they are integrated in society as valuable individuals for social capital of Turkey. An approach for social policy of integration is a proposal for potential conflict resolution in future of Turkey societal security. This study aims at pondering on case of begging Syrian children, who have been far from education for four years and they have been still not enrolled in a formal education. This potential threat for societal security transforms Turkey from haven to hell for both Turkish and Syrians without any institutional enterprises understanding of social capital and integration policy need for security of society.