Border policies and migrant deaths at the Turkish-Greek border

Orçun Ulusoy, Martin Baldwin-Edwards, Tamara Last

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of developments in Turkish migration management policy and changes in management of the Greek-Turkish border on border deaths prior to the 2015 mass inflow of refugees. As the locus of multiple and sustained Frontex operations, as well as several autonomous major changes in relevant policies and practices over the 2000-2014 period, the Greek-Turkish border can serve as a post hoc laboratory for analyzing the implications of EU-influenced migration and border management for deaths on the border. We conclude that a chaotic mix of national politics, policy development and law enforcement practices, flexible smuggling networks, and Frontex operations contributed to the mass inflows of 2015-2016 and ensured mass casualties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-32
Number of pages30
JournalNew Perspectives on Turkey
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

migrant
death
management
migration
national politics
smuggling
law enforcement
development policy
refugee
EU
Migrants
Smuggling
Policy management
Casualties
Law enforcement
Refugees
Policy development
Change management
Law Enforcement
Locus

Keywords

  • borders
  • deaths
  • Greece
  • Irregular migration
  • migration policy
  • Turkey

Cite this

Ulusoy, Orçun ; Baldwin-Edwards, Martin ; Last, Tamara. / Border policies and migrant deaths at the Turkish-Greek border. In: New Perspectives on Turkey. 2019 ; Vol. 60, No. 1. pp. 3-32.
@article{729cbf21f2554ed8bd2a843abb3d67e4,
title = "Border policies and migrant deaths at the Turkish-Greek border",
abstract = "This paper investigates the impact of developments in Turkish migration management policy and changes in management of the Greek-Turkish border on border deaths prior to the 2015 mass inflow of refugees. As the locus of multiple and sustained Frontex operations, as well as several autonomous major changes in relevant policies and practices over the 2000-2014 period, the Greek-Turkish border can serve as a post hoc laboratory for analyzing the implications of EU-influenced migration and border management for deaths on the border. We conclude that a chaotic mix of national politics, policy development and law enforcement practices, flexible smuggling networks, and Frontex operations contributed to the mass inflows of 2015-2016 and ensured mass casualties.",
keywords = "borders, deaths, Greece, Irregular migration, migration policy, Turkey",
author = "Or{\cc}un Ulusoy and Martin Baldwin-Edwards and Tamara Last",
year = "2019",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1017/npt.2019.2",
language = "English",
volume = "60",
pages = "3--32",
journal = "New Perspectives on Turkey",
issn = "1305-3299",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
number = "1",

}

Border policies and migrant deaths at the Turkish-Greek border. / Ulusoy, Orçun; Baldwin-Edwards, Martin; Last, Tamara.

In: New Perspectives on Turkey, Vol. 60, No. 1, 01.05.2019, p. 3-32.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Border policies and migrant deaths at the Turkish-Greek border

AU - Ulusoy, Orçun

AU - Baldwin-Edwards, Martin

AU - Last, Tamara

PY - 2019/5/1

Y1 - 2019/5/1

N2 - This paper investigates the impact of developments in Turkish migration management policy and changes in management of the Greek-Turkish border on border deaths prior to the 2015 mass inflow of refugees. As the locus of multiple and sustained Frontex operations, as well as several autonomous major changes in relevant policies and practices over the 2000-2014 period, the Greek-Turkish border can serve as a post hoc laboratory for analyzing the implications of EU-influenced migration and border management for deaths on the border. We conclude that a chaotic mix of national politics, policy development and law enforcement practices, flexible smuggling networks, and Frontex operations contributed to the mass inflows of 2015-2016 and ensured mass casualties.

AB - This paper investigates the impact of developments in Turkish migration management policy and changes in management of the Greek-Turkish border on border deaths prior to the 2015 mass inflow of refugees. As the locus of multiple and sustained Frontex operations, as well as several autonomous major changes in relevant policies and practices over the 2000-2014 period, the Greek-Turkish border can serve as a post hoc laboratory for analyzing the implications of EU-influenced migration and border management for deaths on the border. We conclude that a chaotic mix of national politics, policy development and law enforcement practices, flexible smuggling networks, and Frontex operations contributed to the mass inflows of 2015-2016 and ensured mass casualties.

KW - borders

KW - deaths

KW - Greece

KW - Irregular migration

KW - migration policy

KW - Turkey

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85068002971&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85068002971&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/npt.2019.2

DO - 10.1017/npt.2019.2

M3 - Article

VL - 60

SP - 3

EP - 32

JO - New Perspectives on Turkey

JF - New Perspectives on Turkey

SN - 1305-3299

IS - 1

ER -