Motives for Turkish return migration from Western Europe: Home, sense of belonging, discrimination and transnationalism

Filiz Kunuroglu, Kutlay Yagmur, Fons van de Vijver, Sjaak Kroon

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Abstract

This article explores return migration motivations of different generations of Turkish migrants returning from Germany, the Netherlands and France, using semi-structured face-to-face interviews among 48 informants. The study draws on a qualitative approach and inductive content analysis to get insight into how pre-return, migration and transnational experiences of Turkish migrants influence their decisions to return to Turkey. It was found that an ambition to return to Turkey already present when migrating from Turkey, perceived discrimination in Western Europe and a strong sense of belonging to Turkey play the most important role in return decisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-450
Number of pages29
JournalTurkish Studies
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • 2ND-GENERATION
  • GERMANY
  • IDENTITIES
  • IMMIGRANTS
  • MIGRANTS
  • MOBILITIES
  • Turkish diaspora
  • belonging
  • discrimination
  • return migration
  • transnationalism

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