Sometime after the anti-regime demonstrations began in Syria in March 2011, there was a huge wave of migration to neighboring countries, including Turkey. Some of these fled youth who were forced to emigrate from Syria came to Turkey and later became university students and acquired Turkish citizenship. This qualitative study focuses on the process of political socialization and political resocialization of the university students who came to Turkey as refugees from Syria and are now Turkish citizens. In this context, semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted with 16 university students living in Malatya and Gaziantep, Turkey, who have acquired Turkish citizenship. As a result of the thematic analysis of the qualitative data, the experiences of these students were listed under three main themes: “political engagement”, “political participation”, and “citizenship”.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2022.02.002
ISSN: 0147-1767