For most refugees, Turkey is the main transit country to reach Europe, where they hope for a better life. Turkey has become the largest refugee-hosting country in the world with over 2.7 million refugees. As this paper argues, the EU and Turkey need each other in handling the refugee crisis. A failure to cooperate will put the future of hundreds of thousands of Syrians refugees on hold and have irreversible consequences for EU-Turkey relations.

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AuthorLaura Batalla Adam
PublisherIstituto Affari Internazionali; Global Turkey in Europe: Working Paper 14
Release dateSeptember 2016

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