Among the policies adopted by the Turkish government towards the Syrian refugees is the naturalization policy. The origin of the naturalization policy goes back to the US Constitution Article I, section 8, 4th statement (1). This policy means the act of providing a foreigner with the privileges provided to the native citizens. This policy is only enacted upon those who were in a foreign country and were under a foreign government.
The article argues that the Turkish established migration policy is challenged by the polarization and ideological differences in Turkey which heavily affects human security.
To elaborate more, the possible citizenship of Syrians in Turkey is accepted on a selective basis and the universal naturalization of Syrians is not welcomed. The article refers to different metaphors and arguments adopted by different ideologies about the possibility of granting the right of citizenship to the Syrian refugees in Turkey. As such the news media coverage in far-right newspaper, center-right newspaper, religious newspaper, social left newspaper, and social democrat newspaper. Hence the article assumes that arguments and metaphors differ based on the different ideological stances adopted and that explains political polarization in Turkey.
As a consequence, the migration policy in Turkey is challenged, and giving such circumstances the need for change in the migration policy should be considered especially when it comes to the disadvantaged refugees. In addition to that, such challenges to the migration policy affects and jeopardizes the human security of the Syrian refugees, in the sense that the Syrians are discriminated against in their host countries and have difficulty accessing basic social services(2). As such the effects on the human security of the Syrian refugees as well as Turkish and Regional security due to the humanitarian Implications of US Policy Shifts in Syria. As President Trump announced the U.S withdrawal from Syria therefore many feared the vacuum in Northern Syria and the presence of renewed hostilities which end up in severe humanitarian losses and lack of security.
As a response by the Turkish President, he openly expressed the military intervention to secure the Northern part of Syria to limit the influence of Kurdish militias across the border as according to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan they are terrorist groups and are considered a threat to the regional security. Hence a major conflict in the Northeast part of Syria would put the lives of 2 million civilians on the line. Also, the Turkish intervention or Alassad taking back his control over Northeast Syria might force international NGOs to flee which would exacerbate the situation and lead to further regional insecurity(3).
To conclude, the article introduced the origin and meaning of naturalization policy. The article argued that the Turkish established migration policy is challenged by the polarization and ideological differences in Turkey which heavily affects human security. It referred to different metaphors and arguments adopted by different ideologies. It also referred to the effects of such polarization on human security and the withdrawal of the U.S from Northern Syria.