PhD candidate in Area Studies at Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
(October – November 2020)
Territorial Differentiation of Refugee Protection in the Aegean Sea
Greece, as a frontier member state of the European Union, has been drawn into the centre of discussions regarding the Europeanization process of its asylum system and its practices in migration control at the maritime and land borders with Turkey. This paper aims to provide an overview of the legal landscape of the asylum regime in the maritime border zone between Turkey and Greece, and to argue how it impacts the rights and livelihoods of asylum seekers.