More than 800,000 Syrians registered in Turkey have now been protected under a temporary protection regime, being addressed as ‘guests’ or ‘temporary protection beneficiaries’ by the Turkish authorities. Implementation of the temporary protection policy for Syrians means that Syrians are neither refugees nor asylum seekers under Turkish domestic law. In 2013 Turkey adopted its first law that regulates asylum, namely the Law on Foreigners and International Protection (the 2013 Law) , which entered into force in April 2014. The 2013 Law promises better protection standards and more safeguards for asylum seekers and refugees, but how about Syrians in Turkey? In view of recent legal developments on asylum namely, adoption of the 2013 Law and Regulation no. 29153 on Temporary protection (the 2014 Regulation), this article examines the current legal protection regime of Syrians in Turkey.
|Number of pages||36|
|Journal||Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- temporary protection, Turkish asylum system, Syrians refugees