Syrian Refugees in Turkey: pathways to precarity, differential inclusion, and negotiated citizenship rights
This article addresses the question of how to understand the relation among precarity, differential inclusion, and citizenship status with regard to Syrian Refugees in Turkey. Turkey has become host to over 2.7 million Syrian Refugees who live in government-run Refugee Camps and urban centres. Drawing on critical citizenship and Migration studies literature, the paper emphasises the Turkish government’s central legal and Policy frameworks that provide Syrians with some citizenship rights while simultaneously regulating their status and situating them in a position of limbo. Syrians are not only making claims to citizenship rights but they are also negotiating their access to social services, humanitarian assistance, and Employment in different ways. The analysis stresses that Syrian Refugees in Turkey continue to be part of the multiple pathways to precarity, differential inclusion, and negotiated citizenship rights.