‘The Great Migration’: Why Turkey is the ‘Great Migration’
Turkey has the highest birth rate of any European country, and its population is growing faster than anywhere else in the world.
But the country is also seeing an exodus of migrants to other European countries.
Turkey’s population is now about 30% smaller than in 2007, according to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank that tracks migration.
It’s a result that some of the country’s political leaders have blamed on Islamic extremists and refugees.
More than 20,000 people died in the Balkan migrant crisis, with many more still trapped on the shores of Europe.
Some have argued that a migration strategy that relies on refugees and migrants to replace the people who’ve left is a mistake.
The migrant crisis in Turkey started in the early 1990s when Turkish authorities began cracking down on the countrys largest Muslim community, prompting many to flee to Europe.
Turkey has since been a major transit point for refugees and the migrants who have settled in Europe.
Since the end of the Balkas refugee crisis in late 2016, the Turkish government has been ramping up deportations and tightening immigration controls.
But some of those measures have drawn criticism, and the country has also faced a wave of attacks by Islamic extremists.
While Turkish authorities say the government has the right to control migration, the country also says it needs to stop the flow of refugees and immigrants.
That includes blocking those who are not Turkish citizens from entering the country.
But there are also concerns about a growing refugee crisis as well as the economic and social consequences of the influx of migrants.
Some of the migrants arriving in Turkey have made the perilous crossing to Greece.
Others have crossed the Aegean Sea into Macedonia, where thousands have been stranded in tents.
One of the refugees who is being held at the Ustasha camp, Nuri Yüksekdağ, told Reuters he is worried about what his future will hold.
“If I get sent back to Turkey, I would have to live like a prisoner,” he said.
“It would be like living in prison.”
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