Washington, DC - Turkey is experiencing a significant influx of immigrants, primarily from war-torn Syria. The Turkish people know this and are not optimistic about the impacts of this new wave of immigrants on their society.
Virtually all Turks surveyed (97%) feel that immigration has increased over the last 5 years. A large majority (85%) say that immigration has had a negative impact on Turkey. There are a number of commonly voiced concerns with this influx of immigration:
- 86% agree that is makes it more difficult for Turks to get jobs;
- 83% agree that recent immigration is changing Turkey in ways the respondent does not like;
- 81% of respondents agree that it puts additional pressure on Turkish public services;
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These are some findings from the Turkish component of the Ipsos Global @visor survey on immigration attitudes. Data on the other markets surveyed is forthcoming.
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