Transit Migration in North Cyprus (TRNC)

Yılmaz Çolak, H. Hüseyin Tekin, Recai Aydin


This study aims at exploring the flows of transit migration to North Cyprus by type: whether or not it is labour, refugee or asylum. To determine that, the question of which push factors lay behind transit migration in the origin country tries to be answered. Also this study seeks to analyze origins, routes and destinations of transit migrants in TRNC from 2004 to 2008. In addition, the paper analyzes what kind of measures TRNC government was taking to deal with illegal transit migrants, human trafficking and smuggling through its borders, and how non-state institutions in TRNC considered and dealt with transit migrants and especially refugees. 


Illegal Migration; Refugees; Asylum Seekers; Human Trafficking and Smuggling

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