The study delves into the emigration of highly educated Turks after the 2016 coup-like event. Distinctively, these migrants, rooted in family, education, and professional stability, were compelled to seek refuge, navigating the challenges of unplanned resettlement abroad. Notably, a vast segment possessed significant educational and professional credentials, suggesting a typical inclination towards countries offering congruent job prospects. Yet, for these Turkish émigrés, the exigency and involuntary nature of their move made assimilation arduous. Their high credentials often clashed with the struggles of attaining stability and reclaiming their previous professional stature in unfamiliar terrains.
Suggested Reading: Aydiner, Cihan, and Erin L. Rider. 2022. "Reskilled and Integrated, but How? Navigating Trauma and Temporary Hardships" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 20: 13675. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192013675