Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Christian-Peter Hanelt, Tim Lewis Poppenborg

Facts on the European Dimension of Displacement and Asylum: Turkey

  • 1. edition 2016 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Turkey's economy – first and foremost its tourist industry – benefits enormously from visa-free travel for people from many countries in the Middle East and South and Central Asia. Among those countries are Syria and Iran, which means many people fleeing warfare or looking to improve their circumstances can take advantage of visa-free entry into Turkey, which then becomes a springboard for their onward journey to Europe.