Immigration has gradually become one of the main subjects of high policy debate in Turkey. Such a tendency has manifested itself initially through Turkey- EU relations, where immigration policy making has become one of the key issues of accession talks. The Syrian crisis and a massive influx of Syrians have also acted as a catalyst for consideration of immigration policy as a “hot topic” of the agendas of both foreign and domestic policy. This article aims to uncover the interrelations between immigration policy and Turkish foreign policy and to identify major trends and reorientations in immigration policy making.