Social Cohesion Assessment: Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Host-Refugee Cohesion in Three Districts in Turkey

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Date published
27 Mar 2018
Research, reports and studies
Comms, media & information, Conflict, violence & peace, Forced displacement and migration, Host Communities
Turkey, Syria

Understanding the challenges of social cohesion in Turkey between Turkish host and Syrian refugee communities can be crucial in framing holistic approaches that can reduce the likelihood of exacerbating emerging social tensions.

While studies have been conducted on the impact on social cohesion of Syrian refugee hosting arrangements in Lebanon and Jordan, more limited research has been conducted in Turkey of this nature. Recognizing the potential impact of the research and understanding gaps specific to the context of hosting areas within Turkey, IOM examines through this assessment the social cohesion dynamics in the key districts of Antakya in Hatay Province, and Fatih and Sultanbeyli in Istanbul Province where significant numbers of Syrian refugees are currently being hosted.