A Review on the Sixtieth Year of Labor Migration between Germany and Turkey: “So glad we are here!"

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Zırh B. C.

Göç Araştırmaları Derneği, pp.34, İstanbul, 2021

  • Publication Type: Expert Report / Expert Report
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • City: İstanbul
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We, as the Migration Research Association, decided to prepare an assessment focusing on the question of how we should think about this exceptional migration process between Germany and Turkey after a tumultuous decade for the whole world. In this scope, we asked ten questions to twenty people coming from different walks of life who have been a part of this history. The transcript of the interviews held in October and November produced a 127-page document amounting to 50 thousand words. Due to the page limit, we set for this study we decided to write the report as a review that would convey the framework drawn by what was said, rather than based on quotations. We would like to thank all the contributors who supported our study by sharing their opinions and experiences with us.