Paper Title
The Effects of Migration from Syria Towards Turkey on Social and Spatial Structure

Turkey was obliged to harbor millions of migrants when it least expected it due to the mass migrations caused by the wars in the Middle East in recent years. Turkey both hosts the Syrians who intend to settle temporarily as migrants and provides humanitarian aids such as nourishment, health and shelter to refugees using Turkey as a transit route to go to the EU countries. All the needs of refugees are provided by the State within the scope of social assistance and social service. However, refugees living in Turkey have been experiencing a general integration problem, and there are also spatial problems regarding this issue. It seems that it will take a very long time for Syrian immigrants to adapt to Turkish culture. For those who prefer to reside in Turkey, the issues of surviving and being able to live in healthy housing are also important. That the Syrian migrants work in the informal sector and their incomes are low can prevent them from accessing adequate and qualified housing opportunities. They struggle for life in undesired housing because most of them have a low level of income. The cities in Turkey were caught unprepared for these sudden migration flows directed towards Turkey. The main consequence of this lack of preparedness has been squatting, which is the spatial reflection of poverty and deprivation due to employment and housing problems. In this study, firstly the concept of migration and types of migration were examined by using source scanning method and then the effects of migration on social and spatial structure were tried to be analyzed. Keywords - Migration, Middle East, Refugee, Asylum Seeker, Syrian Refugee