The research is conducted as part of IOM’s Project on “Supporting Counter Migrant Smuggling Initiatives in Turkey”. It involves 46 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with migrants, refugees, small business owners, hotel managers and policy makers in Izmir.
The research aims to contribute to the policy recommendations for supporting Turkey’s counter migrant smuggling efforts by conducting a qualitative analysis at local level. Accordingly, it provides data analysis and evidence based knowledge about existing perceptions on smuggling business and decision making processes of migrants in Aegean region.
Duration: November 2016-July 2017
Funded by: IOM, Norwegian Government