Faculty Member Betül Çelik's New Edited Book Launched

Published on 26.03.2014 22:03

TESEV’s Internal Displacement and Social Rehabilitation Project has recently published the English edition of the book “Coming to Terms with Forced Migration: Post-Displacement Restitution of Citizenship Rights in Turkey. Initially published in Turkish in June 2006, the book examines internal displacement in Turkey through the lens of five different disciplines, each written by expert academicians (law section by Dilek Kurban, sociology by Deniz Yükseker, political science and conflict resolution by Ayşe Betül Çelik, demography by Turgay Ünalan and mental health  by A. Tamer Aker. The book compares Turkey’s experience of internal displacement with other country examples, situates it in the international framework and offers policy proposals. The English edition has been updated in line with developments between June 2006 and August 2007. Our faculty member Ayşe Betül Çelik was one of the editors of the book and contributed to it on the theoretical framework to analyze the issue from a conflict resolution perspective, reviewed the literature on the EU and U.S.A.’s role in changing Turkey’s position on the issue, and evaluated on the situation in Batman, one of the internally displaced-producing cities.