Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay

Deputy Director

Zhengizkhan Zhanaltay is a research fellow in the Eurasian Research Institute at H.A.Yassawi Kazakh Turkish International University. Zhengizkhan completed his bachelor’s degree at international relations department of KIMEP University in 2010. He completed his master thesis named ‘Oralmans integration into Kazakhstani Society: Turkish Kazakh Case’ in International Relations department of KIMEP University in 2014. His research interests include international migration politics, labor and ethnic migrants social and economic integration into society and remittance.

Staff's Publications

April 16, 2018

Eurasia Outlook 2017: Economic, Social and Political Perspectives in Eurasia

Over the last three years, the Eurasian Research Institute (ERI) has been preparing weekly e-bulletins that provide readers with the timely and reliable analysis of recent developments in Eurasia. The analyses, which are prepared by our experts and, in some cases, by external experts, are appreciated by various academicians, specialists, […]
February 26, 2018

Russia’s Demographic Crisis: Is There a Way Out?

Ensuring sustainable population growth has entered the list of challenges for a large number of countries. In today’s world, many developed economies, primarily in the West, are in the list of countries whose populations are shrinking at a rapid pace. According to the United Nations standard for sustainable growth, the […]
December 21, 2017

Economic Integration Process of Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Labor Aspects

The ongoing civil war in Syria has so far forced more than 13 million people to leave their homes looking for safe zones within the country and abroad. Among them, 8 million were relocated within the country, whereas 5.5 million search refuge abroad meaning that almost one-third of Syria’s population […]
November 1, 2017

Migration Flow Dynamics in the Mediterranean Sea

Many people from Syria, North Africa and elsewhere try their chances to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea in order to escape from conflict and poverty in their countries. In Syria alone, the civil war has created a massive forced migration flow, causing almost 13 million people to leave their […]
August 17, 2017

Syrian Refugees in the Turkish Labor Market: Current Situation, Policies and Opportunities

In 2015, the number of people who forcibly leave their homes reached to 65.3 million people. Among them, 21.3 million are refugees and 40.8 million of them are relocated within their country. Comparing with 2014 this figure is increased by 5.8 million where developed countries host only 5% of them […]
July 17, 2017

Demographic Dynamics in Russia: Evaluation of Family Policy

The demographic situation in Russia has been deteriorating for over two decades between 1992-2012 years number of the population has decreased by 5.2 million people (Rosstat, 2016). Moreover, during 1990-2005 years natural growth of the population was one of the lowest in the world. Starting from 2006 demographic concerns began […]
July 14, 2017

Evaluation of the Resettlement Process: Turkey-EU Agreement and 20 July 2015 Scheme

The civil war in Syria has created one of the largest migration influxes since WWII where 11 million Syrians left their homes in order to escape from the conflict between the regime and opposition forces. During the last six years, 6.6 million Syrians have settled in different parts of Syria, […]
July 11, 2017


For a successful development of an economy, there is a need for vibrant labor mobility, which could secure the balance of labor supply and labor demand. In 2016, according to the Russian Federate State Statistics Service (FSSS), by attracting 12.2 million labor migrants, Russia became the second largest migrant receiving […]
June 16, 2017

Evaluation of Devaluation of Ruble: Winners and Losers

The 2015 year was a difficult year for Russia due to the economic slowdown in the economy and sharp depreciation of ruble against the dollar. The ruble has fallen from 39 on 26 September 2014 to 69.4 on 30 January 2015 losing more than half of its value where it […]
May 17, 2017

Turkey-European Union Refugee Agreement: Evaluation of the First Year Achievements

Since 2011, civil war in Syria has forced more than 12 million Syrians to leave their homeland. Among them, 6.6 million Syrians were relocated within the country to safer regions while 5 million Syrians sought refuge in neighboring countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq. As of February […]