“International Eurasia Migration Symposium”, which was also organized by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), took place in Turkestan city of Kazakhstan between 9 and 13 October 2018, hosted by Ahmet Yesevi University.

During the symposium, it was pointed out that today the concept of migration which has created important results both in Turkish history and World history, has turned into hurting problems like being refugee. While it was stated that the phenomenon of migration is a concept which directly influences the lives of people and includes many problems, it was also emphasized that handling the problems of people who are victims of migration is a duty of humanity, beyond a scientific mission.

In the symposium, where the concept of migration has been handled from historical, economical, political, cultural, literary and legal dimensions, the population movements which influence the structures of the societies deeply like internal and external migrations notably labor migration, education migration, brain drain, population exchange and being refugee were examined. In the course of the symposium, which brought scholars from various disciplines like history, philosophy, sociology, literature, psychology, education and anthropology together, the migration stories reflected in literary works and great migration events happened in Eurasia region as an important migration route were evaluated. The symposium gave wide coverage to forced migration phenomenon which has caused tragic atmosphere today, and topics like Syrian refugees, human trafficking, adaptation and alienation were also discussed. Cultural diversity and social dynamism as a result of migrations were among the topics handled in the symposium.

The symposium which aimed to discuss the complex migration phenomenon, that has historical, economical, social and political reasons and results, in historical, economical, political cultural, literary and artistic dimensions on a scientific background took place with the cooperation of institutions like Ahmet Yesevi University, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), TTK and TIKA.