Journal articles by Ibrahim Sirkeci


Ibrahim Sirkeci has been a regular contributor to various journals and conferences on migration, demography, geography, and marketing. Here is a compilations of his published works. For most publications a direct link to the full text is included for ease of access. Scroll down for the articles, reviews and other publications

Articles by year of publication
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Articles in international refereed journals

  1. Sirkeci, I. (2017). Turkey’s refugees, Syrians and refugees from Turkey: a country of insecurity, Migration Letters, 14(1), pp.127-144.
  2. Malliari, L. and Sirkeci, I. (2017). Performance of Direct Mail in building customer loyalty in Greek automotive sector during the financial crisis. International Journal of Business Performance Management, 18(1): 1-24.
  3. Dogan, E. and Sirkeci, I. (2016). Editorial: Taste of City, Transnational Food and Place Marketing. Transnational Marketing Journal, 4(2): 59-61.
  4. Sirkeci, I. (2016). Transnational Döner Kebab taking over the UK. Transnational Marketing Journal, 4(2): 143-158.
  5. Sirkeci, I. (2016). Editorial: Introducing Remittances Review. Remittances Review, 1(1): 1-4.
  6. Yüceşahin, M.M., Tilbe, A. and Sirkeci, I. (2016). Editörden: Göç Dergisi ve Göç Konferansı. Göç Dergisi, 3(2): 139-142.
  7. Martin, P.L. and Sirkeci, I. (2016). Editorial: The Migration Conference and 13 years of Migration Letters. Migration Letters, 13(3): 329-332.
  8. Sirkeci, I. and Cohen, J. H. (2016). Cultures of migration and conflict in contemporary human mobility in Turkey. European Review, 24(3): 381-396.
  9. Özservet, Y., & Sirkeci, I. (2016). Editörden: Çocuklar ve göç. Göç Dergisi, 3(1), 1-4.
  10. Sirkeci, I. and Bardakçı, S. (2016). Suriye'den gelenler misafir değil bir göç kültürünün öncüleri. Humanitas-Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi 4(7), 531-544.
  11. Zeyneloğlu, S., Civelek, Y. and Sirkeci, I. (2016). Inter-regional migration and intermarriage among Kurds in Turkey. Economics and Sociology, 9(1): 139-161 (DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-1/10).
  12. Zeyneloğlu, S., Sirkeci, I., Civelek, Y. (2016). Language shift among Kurds in Turkey: A spatial and demographic analysis. Kurdish Studies, 4(1): 25-50.
  13. Seker, B. D. and Sirkeci, I. (2015). Challenges for refugee children at school in Eastern Turkey. Economics and Sociology, 8(4):122-133. DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2015/8.4/1
  14. Sirkeci, I. and Cohen, J. H. (2015). Measuring impact and the most influential works in migration studies. Migration Letters, 12(3): 336-345.
  15. Yazgan, P., Utku, D.E. & Sirkeci, I. (2015). Syrian Crisis and Migration. Migration Letters, 12(3): 181-192.
  16. Zeydanlioglu, W. & Sirkeci, I. (2015). Editorial. Kurdish Studies, 3(1), 1-2.
  17. Tilbe, A. & Sirkeci, I. (2015). Editörden: Göç ve göçmen yazını üzerine. Göç Dergisi, 2(1), 1-4.
  18. Sirkeci, I. & Cohen, J.H. (2015). Hareketlilik, Göç, Güvensizlik [Mobility, migration and insecurity]. İdealkent Dergisi. No.15 (January 2015). pp.8-21.
  19. Seker, G., Sirkeci, I., and Arslan, C. (2014). Yabancılar ve Uluslararası Koruma Kanunu Hakkında Genel Bir Değerlendirme [A Review of Foreigners and International Protection Law]. Insan Haklari Yilligi, Vol.32, pp.107-129.
  20. Seker, B. D. & Sirkeci, I. (2014). Birleşik Krallık’daki Türkiye Kökenli Kadınlarda Yaşam Doyumu: Kimlik, Kültürleşme ve Ayrımcılık [Life Satisfaction among Turkey-Origin Women in the United Kingdom: Identity, Acculturation, and Discrimination]. Türk Psikoloji Yazıları, 17 (34), 69-81.
  21. Zeyneloğlu, S., & Sirkeci, I. (2014). Türkiye’de Almanlar ve Almancılar. Göç Dergisi, 1(1), 77-118.
  22. Sirkeci, I., & Yüceşahin, M. (2014). Editörden: Türkiye’de göç çalışmaları. Göç Dergisi, 1(1), 1-10.
  23. Khattab, N., Johnston, R., Sirkeci, I., and Modood, T. (2012).Returns on Education amongst Men in England and Wales: The Impact of Residential Segregation and Ethno-religious Background. Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30(3):296-309.
  24. Sirkeci, I., Cohen, J.H. and Yazgan, P. (2012). The Turkish culture of migration: Flows between Turkey and Germany, socio-economic development and conflict. Migration Letters, 9(1):33-46.
  25. Martin, P.L., Sirkeci, I. and Stark, E. (2012). Editorial: Migration and development: Comparing Mexico-US and Turkey-Europe. Migration Letters, 9(1): 1-10.
  26. Sirkeci, I. and Cindoglu, D. (2012). Space, Agency and Withdrawal: Birth Control Choices of Women in Turkey. Health Care for Women International, 33(7): 614-630.
  27. Cohen, J. H. and Sirkeci, I. (2012). “Six Myths about Migrant Remittances and the Global Economic Crisis”. Siirtolaisuus – Migration, 3/2012, pp.21-27.
  28. Sirkeci, I. and Magnusdottir, L. (2011).Understanding illegal music downloading in the UK: A multi-attribute model. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 5(1): 90-110.
  29. Khattab, N., Johnston, R., Modood, T. and Sirkeci, I. (2011). Economic Activity in the South-Asian Population in Britain: The Impact of Ethnicity, Religion and Class. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(9): 1466-1481.
  30. Ratha, D. and Sirkeci, I. (2010). Editorial: Remittances and the global financial crisis. Migration Letters, 7(2): 125-131.
  31. Johnston, R., Sirkeci, I., Khattab, N., and Modood, T. (2010). Ethno-religious categories and measuring occupational attainment in relation to Education in England and Wales: a multi-level analysis. Environment and Planning A, 42(3): 578 – 591.
  32. Khattab, N., Johnston, R., Sirkeci, I., and Modood, T. (2010). The impact of spatial segregation on the employment outcomes amongst Bangladeshis men and women in England and Wales. Sociological Research Online, 15(2).
  33. Sirkeci, I., Cohen, J. and Can, N. (2009). Internal migration of the foreign born or internal migration of immigrants in Turkey. Sosyoloji Araştırmaları Dergisi / Journal of Sociological Research, 12(2).
  34. Sirkeci, I. (2009). Transnational mobility and conflict. Migration Letters, 6(1): 3-14.
  35. Sirkeci, I. (2009). Ethnic Marketing Potential in England and Wales: New evidence from the 2001 UK Census. Asian Journal of Marketing, 3(1): 1-9.
  36. Cindoglu, D., Sirkeci, I., Sirkeci, R.F. (2008). Determinants of choosing withdrawal over modern contraceptive methods in Turkey. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 13(4): 412-421.
  37. Sirkeci, I. (2007). “Human Insecurity and Streams of Conflict for a Re-conceptualisation of International Migration”, Population Review, 46(2): 32-50.
  38. Sirkeci, I. (2007). “Conflict and Insecurity in Conceptualisation of International Migration”, Geographies, No.13 (Autumn 2007): 20-34.
  39. Sirkeci, I. (2006). “Ethnic conflict, wars and international migration of Turkmen: evidence from Iraq”, Migration Letters, 3(1): 31-43.
  40. Sirkeci, I. (2005). “War in Iraq: environment of insecurity and international migration”, International Migration, 43(4): 197-214.
  41. Sirkeci, I. (2004). “Iraqi International Migration:  Potentials for the Post-war Period”, Population Review, 43(1): 37-49.
  42. Sirkeci, I. (2003). “Migration from Turkey to Germany: an ethnic analysis”, New Perspectives on Turkey, 2003(28-29): 189-208.
  43. Sirkeci, I. (2002). “Revisiting the Turkish migration to Germany after forty years”, Siirtolaisuus-Migration, Vol.29, No.2, p.9-20.
  44. Sirkeci, I. and Icduygu, A.  (2001). “75 years of Turkish Diaspora: a republican family on the move”, Siirtolaisuus-Migration, Vol.28, No.2, p.1-14.
  45. Icduygu, A., Sirkeci, I. and Muradoglu, G. (2001). “Socio-Economic development and international migration: a Turkish study”, International Migration, 39(4): 39-61.
  46. Cindoglu, D. and Sirkeci, I. (2001). “Variables that explain variation in prenatal care in Turkey: social class, education and ethnicity revisited”, Journal of Biosocial Science, 33(2): 261-270.
  47. Sirkeci, I. (2000). “Exploring the Kurdish population in the Turkish context”, GENUS, an International Journal of Demography, 56(1-2): 149-175.
  48. Icduygu, A., Romano, D. and Sirkeci, I. (1999). “The ethnic question in an environment of insecurity: the Kurds in Turkey”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 22(6): 991-1010.
  49. Icduygu, A. and Sirkeci, I. (1998). “Changing dynamics of the migratory regime between Turkey and Arab countries”, The Turkish Journal of Population Studies, 20: 3-15.

Articles in other periodicals, working paper series, magazines, and portals

  1. Sirkeci, I. Acik, N. Saunders, B. (2014). Discriminatory labour market experiences of A8 national high skilled workers in the UK. Border Crossing: Transnational Working Papers, No. 1402, pp.17-31
  2. Sirkeci, I. and Martin, P. L. (2014). “Sources of Irregularity and Managing Migration: The Case of Turkey”. Border Crossing: Transnational Working Papers, No. 1401, pp.1-16. Available at:
  3. Sirkeci, I. (2014). Globalisation is Over: The era of transnational marketing and connected consumers”, The World Financial Review, (January-February), pp.18-20.  (
  4. Dogan, E. and Sirkeci, I. (2013) ‘The impact of a mega-event on city branding: The European Capital of Culture 2010 and the image of Istanbul’. Border Crossing: Transnational Working Papers, No. 1303, pp.29-50. Available at:
  5. Sirkeci, I. and Esipova, N. (2013). “Turkish migration in Europe and desire to migrate to and from Turkey”, Border Crossing: Transnational Working Papers, Vol. 2013, No. 1301, pp.1-13.
  6. Sirkeci, I. (October, 2013). “Turkey’s Looming Immigration Crisis: Syrian Refugees and Others”, Vol. II, Issue 8, pp.6-10, Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (ResearchTurkey), London, Research Turkey. ( (Accessed 7/11/2013).
  7. Sirkeci, I. (2013). “Turkish-Kurdish Peace: It Is Different This Time”. Huffington Post, Available online: (Accessed 22/5/2013).
  8. Sirkeci, I. (2013). “Review, Conference: Turkish Migration in Europe: Projecting the next 50 years”. Turkish Review, Vol. 3, No.2, pp.222-223.
  9. Sirkeci, I. and Naik, A. (2013). “Investing back in the home country”. BN Magazine, Business Network, No.16, March-April, 2013, pp.14-15.
  10. Sirkeci, I. (2013). “EU leaders should not fear a 'Turkish invasion of Europe'”. NewStatesman, Available online: (Accessed 1/2/2013).
  11. Holligan, C. and Sirkeci, I. (2011). “Measuring academic research performance through audit at the expense of trust: Exploring the 21st Century University”, Border Crossing: Transnational Working Papers, Vol. 2011, No. 1104, pp.49-59.
  12. Sirkeci, I. (2011). “The Turks are coming”, Inner Circle Magazine, Issue 3, July 2011 (Regent’s College London), pp.12-13.
  13. Sirkeci, I. (2010). “For a pro-immigration argument”, Political Reflection, Vol.1, No.2, pp.17-19.
  14. Sirkeci, I. (2008). “Fleeing Iraq five years after the 2003 invasion”, Global Strateji Dergisi, Year 3, No.13, pp.99-108. 
  15. Sirkeci, I. (2007). “Israil saldırısı öncesi ve sonrası Lübnan’da göç [Migration in Lebanon before and after the Israel’s Attack]”, Global Strateji Dergisi, Year 2, No.11, pp.88-94. (in Turkish)
  16. Sirkeci, I. (2006). “Potential Value of the Ethnic Pound in England and Wales”, EBS London Occasional and Working Paper Series, Research in Culture, Language and Society, No.1, pp.1-17.
  17. Sirkeci, I. (2006). “Türkiye ve uluslararası göç yönetimi [Turkey and international migration management]”, Global Strateji Dergisi, Year 1, No.3-4, pp.119-124. (in Turkish)
  18. Sirkeci, I. (2005). “Irak’ta savaşın uluslararası göç eğilimlerine olası etkileri [Potential influences of war in Iraq on international migration trends]”, Global Strateji Dergisi, Year 1, No.2, pp.86-99. (in Turkish)
  19. Sirkeci, I. and C. Demirci (2005). “Irak Türkmenlerinin Yurtdışına Göçü [International migration of Iraqi Turkmen]”, Global Strateji Dergisi, Year 1, No.1, pp.82-92. (in Turkish)
  20. Sirkeci, I. (2004). “20. Yüzyılda Turk Gocleri ve Gocun Evrimi [Turkish migrations in 20th century and the evolution of migration]”, Umuda Dogru, Year 4, No.15, pp. 8-10. (in Turkish)
  21. Sirkeci, I. (1999). “Türkiye'ye göç üzerine kisa bir not [A brief note on immigration to Turkey]”, Umuda Dogru, Year 2, No.10, pp.6-8. (in Turkish)

Book reviews

  1. Sirkeci, I. (2014). Book review: The Quintessence of Marketing: What You Really Need to Know to Manage Your Marketing Activities. Transnational Marketing Journal, 2(2), pp.112-113.
  2. Sirkeci, I. (2012). Migration, Technology, and Transculturation by Myna German [Book Review]. Migration Letters, 9(3), pp.294-295.
  3. Sirkeci, I. (2008). “Innovative concepts, migration policies [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol.5, No.1, pp.100-105.
  4. Sirkeci, I. (2007). “The Future of International Migration Governance by Arno Tanner [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol.4, No.2, pp.206-207.
  5. Sirkeci, I. (2007). “Migration, Citizenship, Ethnos [Book Review]”, International Affairs, Vol.87, No.3, pp.513-514.
  6. Sirkeci, I. (2007). “Centering the Margin, Agency and Narrative in Southeast Asian Borderlands [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol.4, No.1, pp.89-90.
  7. Sirkeci, I. (2006). “The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico [Book Review]”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol.32, No.5, pp.899-900.
  8. Sirkeci, I. (2006). “Embracing the infidel: Stories of Muslim migrants on the journey West, Behzad Yaghmaian [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol. 3, No. 1, p.87-89.
  9. Sirkeci, I. (2005). “The Culture of Migration in Southern Mexico, Jeffrey H. Cohen [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol. 2, No. 2, p.178-181.
  10. Sirkeci, I. (2005). “International Migration in Southeast Asia, Aris Ananta and Evi Nurvidya Arifin (Eds.) [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol. 2, No. 2, p.176-177.
  11. Sirkeci, I. (2005). “Controlling Illegal Immigration: A Global Perspective, Wayne A. Cornelius et. al. (Eds.) [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol. 2, No. 2, p.175-176.
  12. Sirkeci, I. (2005). “Displacement Risks in Africa, Itaru Ohta and Yntiso D. Gebre (eds.) [Book Review]”, Migration Letters, Vol. 2, No. 2, p.173-174.
  13. Sirkeci, I. (2005). “Islamic perspectives on the new millennium”, Population Review, Vol.44, No.1, Section 3. (book review)