Author(s): Muazzez HARUNO?ULLARI, ?pek AGCADA? ÇEL?K
With the civil war that started in 2011 and continued for years in Syria, one of the largest mass migration movements in the world has been experienced. Millions of Syrian remedies whose life security and freedom are at risk have been found a way to emigrate to safer regions within the country and then to neighboring countries. Turkey, applying the 'open door with the effect of' policy has hosted nearly four million Syrian asylum seekers in eight years. Due to its geographical proximity to Syria, the existence of the border crossing, the presence of sheltering centers, to be seen as a buffer zone in transition to other cities in Turkey, Kilis has been one of the most preferred places for Syrian asylum seekers. This small border city has undergone many changes in the axis of migration. The people of Kilis thought that the influx of Syrian asylum seeker. was temporary and would decrease over the years, but contrary to the belief, the Syrian population has increased continuously with the passing years. The aim of this study is to evaluate the views, ideas, perceptions and attitudes of Kilis' indigenous people towards the Syrian asylum seekers living in the city. This study is important in terms of revealing the perception of the Syrian asylum seeker and the social effects of the refugees in Kilis, which is the city of peace and fraternity, which hosts the largest number of Syrian asylum seeker compared to its population, hosts a refugee almost as easily as its own population.
The Journal of International Social Research received 27 citations as per Google Scholar report