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Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Perceptions on Return to Syria


The first chapter provides a general overview on the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey, by relying on UN and Turkish government official data, and through the results of the field survey

May 21, 2020


Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Perceptions on Return to Syria

Source: The Day After

This survey examines the most significant Syrian refugee trends in Turkey towards return to Syria by answering a number of questions, the most important of which are: To what degree do they hope to return after nine years of settlement in Turkey? What are the most important factors affecting the desire to return, related to their life in Turkey, or developments in the situation in Syria, or individual and personal factors? Also, what factors do refugees perceive, that would allow them to return, in political, security and economic terms?


The first chapter provides a general overview on the situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey, by relying on UN and Turkish government official data, and through the results of the field survey. The second chapter provides a correlational study between factors related to the situation in Turkey and Syria, and attempts to identify the most important factors affecting the refugees’ desire to return. Finally, the report presents the perceptions of refugees’ of the conditions that must be met in order for them to return to their country of origin.


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