A door opening from Syria to Turkey; migration and the process of social acceptance and accommodation: Hatay and Karabuk provinces

AYDIN YILDIRIM T. , Gumus Sekerci Y.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


This descriptive, cross-sectional study administered a questionnaire to 616 Syrian refuges, evaluating the participants' sociodemographic characteristics and their views on the processes associated with social acceptance and cultural and social accommodation. The problems encountered among Syrian refuges after migration included expensive housing costs, language problems, difficulties making a living and education problems. Various problems were identified among subgroups, associated with working life and cultural differences. However, according to this study, Syrian refugees believed that the processes of social acceptance and the social accommodation of refugees by local populations had begun.