'Reverse migration' of Turks from Europe

Turkish citizens, who migrated to Europe, started to return home in vast numbers.

'Reverse migration' of Turks from Europe

World Bulletin/News Desk

The trend of the migration of Turkish citizens to Europe in the 1960s has begun to reverse.

Between 2009 and 2011, approximately 100,000 Turks living in Germany returned to Turkey.

"The number of those who return to Turkey are more than those who had migrated to Germany" said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.

Bozdag expressed that same situation was also valid for other European countries, adding that economic crisis in Europe was a factor affecting the trend.

"Political, economic and administrative stability and the existence of strong change in every area in Turkey are also encouraging factors" said Bozdag.

Bozdag also mentioned that Turks who got qualified education in good European universities were more inclined to turn back.      

Solution process to increase "reverse-migration"

Referring to the "solution process" (for Kurdish issue), Bozdag said that return of Turkish citizens living abroad would increase, while more foreigners would also prefer Turkey as a place to live and work.

According to the data provided by the studies conducted in Turkey and Germany, until 2006, the number of Turks migrating to Germany were more than those who turned back to Turkey, however after 2006 the situation was reversed. 

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Hamid - 6 yıl Before

that's great news , especially for the Germans.