Greece and Turkey: The new émigrés | European Journal

Many Greeks are considering emigration because of the severe economic crisis at home. More and more of them are deciding to leave for Turkey.In the past, Greeks who emigrated abroad most often went to the United States, Germany, France and Britain. But now that the economy in Istanbul is moving full speed ahead, that’s changed. Greek academics are taking positions at Turkish universities, and Greek pilots are working for Turkish airlines. Given the economic crisis at home, pragmatism is winning out over old prejudices. Turkey is nearby and is booming economically, and the lifestyle there is similar to that in Greece.

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