Migration Media Award: Second Place Print Category, Arabic
Author: Ammar Ziadeh
Media: Enab Baladi, SYRIA
Date of Publication: 29/11/2015
Title: Fleeing Turkey: Calls on Syrian Youth not to Immigrate
Short summary: The report examines the reasons for the Syrian refugees’ migration from Turkey to Europe, most notably youth employment. Although Syrian investors occupy an advanced position in terms of foreign investment in Turkey, these young people suffer from the lack of legal and physical stability, forcing them to risk themselves at sea.
Enab Baladi – Istanbul November 29, 2015 It seems nothing can stop Syrians from boarding death-boats and immigrating to Europe through the Aegean Sea. It is possible they are right in choosing immigration to Europe in spite of dangers on the road and the possibility of death whether traveling on land or through the sea.