Environmental and Socioeconomic Impacts of Irregular Migration in Coastal Areas: A Case Study of Musellim Strait

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Seydi F., Demir V., Salar A., Gazioğlu C.

International Journal of Environment and Geoinformatics, vol.8, no.4, pp.559-571, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Migration is an act of geographical displacement of human communities due to religious, economic, political, social and other reasons. Migration through illegal means and without a specific systematic is called irregular migration. As Turkey is seen as a destination country by immigrants, it has also been used as a transit country providing transit to developed European countries in recent years. In this study, the socio-economic impacts of irregular migrants leaving our country illegally by sea and the loss they cause to our seas and coasts are examined based on the example of Musellim Strait in the North Aegean, furthermore, the damage they cause to the settlements which have a coast to the Musellim Strait, the sea and coastal nature in the region is investigated in terms of social and ecologically aspects.