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Keeping Syrian refugees out has not made Turkey secure

  • Haid Haid

    Consulting Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

    زميل مشارك استشاري، برنامج الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا

Turkey has been implementing strict enforcement measures since March 2015 to seal off its border with Syria and stop smuggling, illegal migration and terrorist attacks. While these measures failed to secure Turkey’s border, they forced desperate Syrians to use dangerous, illegal routes in search of a safe haven.

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