Documentation and Legalization Arenas in Moscow and Istanbul
Summary, in English
During our ethnographic fieldwork in Istanbul—in the Kumkapi neighborhood where the majority of Uzbek migrant workers reside and work—we encountered many Uzbek migrants who were compelled to reroute their migration destination from Russia to Turkey following the introduction of the entry ban legislation in Russia in 2013 and 2014. Since that ban, Turkey has become a popular destination since Uzbeks can travel visa-free and can work and reside there without any immigration documents.
- International Migration and Ethnic Relations
- ISSN: 2662-2491
- ISSN: 2662-2483