Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WHY RUSSIANS WANT TO LIVE IN ANTALYA?


Recently, a research was carried out about desire of Russians to establish permanent life in Antalya. 

Ayla Deniz who is a master student of the Geography Department of Institute of Social Sciences of Ankara University studied on the topic of 'Transnational Migration from Russia to Turkey: Russian Migrants in Antalya' with the support of the Professor Dr. Murat Özgür.


In thise research, interviewed face to face with 114 Russian living in Antalya.


The information accelerated by the processes of the globalization and the human dynamism and the new ways of practical living created by the political, economical and the structure of the environment changes occurred after the dissolution of the Soviet Union cause different immigrant groups heading to Turkey and raise the number of the immigrants. 


Antalya, one the most important touristic city of Turkey has become a popular target of the immigrants internationally soon after the 2000’s. 

In this context, it is remarkable that throughout all the foreign population living in Antalya, the visibility of Russians in the social life is quite increasing.

In the researches concerning about the foreign habitants who live in Turkey, the absence of the specific researches which contains only about the Russian immigrants directly is the main reason of this study. By giving out the fundamental qualifications of the Russian contribution to international literature of immigration and the characteristics of the process of the information give hints about the politics concerning the immigrants. 


The research is based on the verity of the field research which was practiced between 2007-2010 in Antalya and various information provided from institutions. 

This labour movement out of the borders of Russia to Antalya is mostly supported by the participation of single young women. 

According to the information gathered, the intensity of the immigration to Antalya is envisioned to increase.


The first reasons of the Russians to come to live in Antalya is 'good income, and the good life standards'. The 65 percent of the participants, explaining that they earn better income in Antalya than Russia, the 38 percent of Russians in Antalya earns between 500TL  and 2000TL, the 20 percent said it was about 2000TL to 3500 TL monthly income

Surveyed 114 Russian's social structure is as follows:

The 55 percent were single, 38 percent married. The percentage of the married R
ussian women who live with their h
usbands together in Antalya is 84% and 16 percent live separately from their husbands. Husband of the 64 percent of Russian women living in Antalya is a Turk and the 25 percent is Russian.


Russians living in Antalya are mainly inhabited: In Konyaaltı: Liman, Gürsu, Altinkum districts, in Muratpaşa: Yeşilköy, Güzeloba, Şirinyalı, Fener, Çağlayan and Meltem districts.

Takes place in conjunction with the Russians migrated from Antalya tourism movement, and today more than 3 million tourists come to the city for the holidays will be noted that half of the prospective immigrant.

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