Geographically, Turkey occupies a strategic position on the world map, a site that has formed over the past centuries the link between East and West, while the historical dimension continues to color Turkey’s present with the legacy of its past on more than one level, internally and externally.
The test of history
The past century witnessed the growth of nationalism globally, and the Arabs and the Turks gained their share of its effects, so that dissonance became a feature and silenced the relationship between them, and on this basis, the curricula of history were written and studied, but, after decades, it became clear that no one could abstain from what was ruled by it. And the bonds between the general population of Arabs and Turks, there is no difference after that, whether the leaders of politics agree with them or disagree! In the past years in particular, the events witnessed in many Arab countries have clearly highlighted this fact, as many Arabs found in Turkey the option that was perhaps the most suitable for temporary residence, pending the conditions for their return to their countries.
A dream, but ..
Reaching European countries was a dream that many Arabs have always had, especially after the insecurity in many of their countries. Perhaps some people risked their lives to achieve this dream, and there are even those who paid with their lives for the dream before it became reality. In the countries of asylum, and as a result of direct contact, Arab refugees acquired a cumulative experience that led to the change of a number of concepts that prevailed about the nature of life in European countries in particular. Yes, perhaps not everyone has reached the same final perceptions, but it is certain that despite the passage of years, the consciousness of a group of Arab refugees continues to reject all attempts to harmonize with the heterogeneous Western social fabric, just as a donor organ refuses harmony with a new body due to lack of tissue congruence, Some of them have already gone through a reverse migration that is no less bitter than the previous one.
Age is passing …
The persistence of the crisis in more than one Arab country and the delay in the expected breakthrough year after year coincided with the disintegration of one family contract and its dispersal across countries at times far apart. All of the above has prompted many over time to try to find decisive solutions to reunite their families again.
In the countries of expatriation … where homelands are sought
With all the meanings of the soul related to the word homeland, the search for an alternative to the homeland will not be so simple, but it remains for you to try to grasp these meanings between the places, perhaps you will realize a small amount of it that satisfies a need in yourself, and it has been said (What is not perceived by all, is not left Jalah).
Turkey’s recent achievement of high levels of economic advancement and comprehensive development does not mean comparing it with the economies of Western European countries, at least in terms of the ability to perform financial grants allocated to refugees in their relatively small numbers there, compared to their huge numbers in Turkey, which was a real incentive for a group that cannot be underestimated. There are Arab refugees in the country, preferring western European countries over Turkey. On the other hand, there are many reasons that still drive many Arabs to favor Turkey as a country for stability, including:
* The state of political and security stability in Turkey, especially after the 2018 elections, which was missed by many and was a fundamental reason for the decision to migrate in the first place.
* The similarity of the nature of societies, and the cultural pattern between Arabs and Turks is shared in many of its aspects, starting with the major religious and moral commonalities, and ending with the simplest details of life such as types of food and clothing.
* The appropriate educational atmosphere, which has rightfully formed an obsession for many Arab refugees in Western countries, and its absence has resulted in cases of alienation and denial of the original identity of many of the young people there. There are many educational options in Turkey, such as bilingual Arab or international schools, or government schools of imams and preachers, which adopt a compromise approach between the sciences with its legal and universal aspects. In addition to teaching scientific and literary subjects, such as the Quran and the arts, it also teaches the Arabic language, poetry, and the arts. The schools of imams and preachers allow their students to enroll in Turkish universities like other schools. It is worth noting that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has graduated from the schools of imams and preachers, and therefore these schools have witnessed a remarkable development in the recent period, and they have been provided with the latest technical means.
* Turkey’s relative proximity to the Arab countries has led to the ease of mutual visits between residents of Turkey and his relatives in his home country, while saving a great deal of hardship and financial cost.
After the recent amendment in the Turkish nationality law, it became possible to grant a foreign investor Turkish citizenship in exchange for buying a property worth 250 thousand dollars after it was worth one million dollars in the previous law
The culture of real estate ownership in the Arab world:
Father from grandfather, Arabs have passed on for generations the appreciation of the ownership of real estate of all kinds, including lands, buildings and residential homes, and they raised it with the need to preserve it, no matter what the need and the severity of poverty, so that they made it a synonym for honor and honor, so it is neither sold nor bought, so they said, for example: Your land is your offer. Perhaps the matter is no longer the same as it was before, but until now the concept of real estate ownership for some in relation to apartments and residential homes acquires a similar tone from the above, where the “family home” is inherited by generations and surrounded by an aura of holiness, and this may be attributed in part to the high prices of real estate In general, in the Arab countries, this house, for example, is seen as the fruit of a lifetime of efforts that must be preserved. In addition to the above, many owners of surplus funds resort to buying fixed real estate, for fear of risking investments that are not guaranteed the consequences. Real estate in this sense is equivalent to gold that does not lose its value.
Owning real estate in Turkey .. psychological dimensions present and a temptation for a strong Turkish permissibility
Most Arabs have the right to own real estate in Turkey without any obstacles mentioned, which opened the door wide for the movement of Arab capital in the field of investment and real estate ownership in Turkey. As for the Syrians, they can own real estate in Turkey in a legal capacity, by resorting to establishing a company, and then buying the property under the name of this company, or by registering the property in the name of a trusted Turkish citizen, especially since a number of Syrians have already obtained Turkish citizenship recently, so it was They are, of course, attentive ears to the latest decision issued by the Turkish government regarding the acquisition of Turkish citizenship as a result of real estate ownership.
After the recent amendment in the Turkish Nationality Law, it became possible to grant a foreign investor Turkish citizenship in exchange for buying a property worth 250 thousand dollars, after it was worth one million dollars in the previous law, which prompted many Arabs to transfer their money from some Gulf countries to seize this opportunity. Especially since the final talks are underway between European Union officials on the one hand, and Turkish officials on the other side, and this is after Turkey completed the conditions required of it to exempt its citizens from entry visas to the European Union (Schengen), which will increase the strength of the Turkish travel passport to Its current strength, as its holder is allowed to enter more than 72 countries without obtaining an entry visa in advance, and holders of Turkish nationality can enter more than 42 countries with an entry visa issued upon arrival, and more than 7 countries grant the Turkish passport holder an online entry visa.