A Turkish University on Wednesday held a seminar about safe zones, refugees and their repatriation to home countries, with one expert arguing these issues have resonated since World War II. 

The seminar, titled ” ‘Safe’ Zones, Refugee Protection and Repatriation: Implications for Syrians in Turkey”, was held at the Social Sciences University of Ankara in the capital.

Speaking at the event, International Relations expert Ahmet Icdogdu said the international refugee regime had begun as a concept centered initially on refugees, but shifted to a state-centered model over time.

According to Icdogdu, who also heads the MIREKOC research center, large

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