In-Between Spaces: The Journey to Europe Goes Through Turkey

  • Angeliki Dimitriadi
Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)


The focus is on border crossings and the journey to and through Turkey, the spaces constructed and especially the Iranian–Turkish and Turkish–Greek borders. Turkey is a critical space in this process, since it functions as the main country through which irregular migrants of all nationalities enter before crossing to EU territory. Turkey holds an even more special position for the Afghans, since research conducted in Istanbul showed that for many it could transform into a destination if legal residence was available. Afghans in Turkey are able to work and prepare for the journey onwards. In fact, a significant part of the journey’s arrangements take place in Turkey, including the contact with the smuggler and the eventual transit to other countries.


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