MEDMIG research has been cited by the New York TimesAs relations between Turkey and Europe plumbed new lows this week, fresh concerns were raised that smugglers like Abu Samir — a nom de guerre he uses for security reasons — would soon be back in business.
Whatever Mr. Erdogan does, the prospect of traveling to Greece is less appealing to Syrian refugees than it once was, said Heaven Crawley, a migration expert at Coventry University and the co-author of wide-ranging research on the motivations of Europe-bound migrants.
“There is no shortage of people in Turkey who could move. It’s just that they don’t see there’s much point in moving,” Professor Crawley said. “They don’t see the point of being stuck in Greece.”
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