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Soc. Sci. 2017, 6(4), 111; doi:10.3390/socsci6040111

Refugees in Cyprus: Local Acceptance in the Past and Present

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Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2220 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Department of Police Studies, Open University of Cyprus, 2220 Nicosia, Cyprus
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Received: 20 July 2017 / Revised: 17 September 2017 / Accepted: 22 September 2017 / Published: 26 September 2017
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Abstract

This paper seeks to report how Greek-Cypriots view migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Cyprus, compared with their views on the first migratory wave in the late 1940s, taking into account the influence of the media. More specifically, the paper investigates the lack of integration and local acceptance of asylum seekers and migrants in the host countries both in Europe and in Cyprus, giving special emphasis on the role of the media and the language used and how this affects the perception of civil society on refugees. The paper led us to the conclusion that this group of people faced in Cyprus, both previously in the 1940s as well as today, racism, exploitation, and marginalization from Greek-Cypriots due to the language used by the media and the lack of policies towards integration of refugees and asylum seekers. View Full-Text
Keywords: migrants; asylum seekers; integration; Cyprus; Jews migrants; asylum seekers; integration; Cyprus; Jews
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Alecou, A.; Mavrou, J. Refugees in Cyprus: Local Acceptance in the Past and Present. Soc. Sci. 2017, 6, 111.

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