President of Asylum and Migration Research Center, Media Analyst, Journalist
Metin Çorabatır is a policy consultant and an expert on asylum and migration issues, and is President of the Research Center on Asylum and Migration (IGAM), an Ankara-based think tank and NGO established in 2013. Previously, he worked for 18 years as the spokesperson and External Relations Officer of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Office in Turkey, until his retirement in 2013.
Mr. Çorabatır also has 18 years of experience in journalism, working for print media and TV as a diplomatic correspondent, foreign news correspondent, news editor, and producer.
Among his recent publications are a report that he coedited by the Oxford Refugee Studies Centre that maps the level of access to education for young Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq; a mapping of the data available on Turkish migration; and a template for Turkey’s annual migration report for the Directorate General of Migration Management.
Mr. Çorabatır is a PhD candidate at Bogazici University in Istanbul. His dissertation is on the role of international organizations in the reform processes of national asylum systems.