What is it about?

Attitudes towards refugees are becoming increasingly negative. This study investigates how these attitudes differ between Turkey and four European countries (Belgium, Netherlands, France, Sweden) and how characteristics such as gender, religiosity, and status contribute to these differences.

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Why is it important?

Our findings indicate that Turks hold far more negative attitudes towards refugees than Europeans, which may be vital information for policy makers when developing migration-integration policy in both Turkey and Europe.

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Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had many interesting collaborations.

David De Coninck
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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This page is a summary of: Can ‘the Other’ ever become ‘One of Us’? Comparing Turkish and European attitudes toward refugees: A five-country study, International Communication Gazette, January 2020, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1748048519895376.
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