Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Why Does Europe Receive so Many Asylum Claims from Turkey?
The UNHCR published its Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries document yesterday. It makes interesting reading vis-a-vis our Turkish friends. As the table above demonstrates, on average Europe receives more than 1500 requests for asylum from Turkish citizens each quarter. Why is a country being seriously considered for EU membership when it generates so many requests for political asylum?