This study tests the effects of terrorism on domestic net-migration in Turkey, especially in the terror infected provinces of the Eastern and South Eastern regions of the country between the years 1992 and 1995. In order to explore the real impact of terrorism on immigration, it used “terrorism incident rate” and the “rate of people and security forces killed” as independent variables. Also, it included the major economic effects of migration into analyses. Results of the control-series regression analysis show that the net-migration in high terrorism incident provinces is higher than the net-migration in other provinces. Findings also confirm that there was a positive relationship between net-migration and terrorist incidents during 1992–1995, when the number of terrorist incidents hit its all time highest level. Moreover, results confirm that net-migration is positively related to the number of “people and security forces killed”. In addition, economic variables, such as GDP and unemployment also related to net migration. Findings also confirm that population density and distance were related to net-migration.
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