(Video Podcast): The Role of Greece and Turkey in the European Refugee Crisis

The lecture “The Role of Greece and Turkey in the European Refugee Crisis” was organized by the Centre for Islamic and Middle East Studies. It took place at the University of Oslo on October 26, 2017. Watch the video podcast here.


A seminar with Assistant Professor Vemund Aarbakke, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki.
Greece and Turkey are situated at a crossroad for migration from the Middle East to Europe. For decades there has been a trickle of migrants following this route. In 2015, however, the trickle turned into a deluge that shook European migration policies. The lecture will treat the handling of this crisis up until the deal with Turkey in March 2016, and subsequent developments.

Vemund Aarbakke holds an MA in Balkan studies from the University of Copenhagen and a PhD in history from the University of Bergen, Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Since the mid-2000s he is an assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.