William Maley. What is a refugee? Oxford University Press, New York, 2016, pp. 253, $34.08 (Paperback), ISBN 9780190652388

Sümeyra TAHTA  Abstract Recently, with the activity of refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe, there has been a conceptional or terminological confusion, both in Europe and far beyond. While the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, photographed beside a capsized boat, and the danger of the migration journey can be understood through news stories, in the 21st […]

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M. Mustafa İyi (Ed.), Kesitler: Üçüncü Kuşakla Konuşmalar, GAV Perspektif Yayınları, 2021, pp. 410, 72 TL, ISBN: 978-605-73877-0-7

Aybike KERPİŞÇİ  Abstract On the sixtieth anniversary of the labor migration from Turkey to Germany, social scientists must contemplate the position of the descendants of the guest-workers in contemporary German society as an exclusive social phenomenon. Germany has considered labor migrants to be temporary residents for a long time, therefore, avoiding enacting the legal framework […]

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Comparing Diaspora Policies of Turkey and Azerbaijan: “Are Common Diaspora Policies Possible?”

Muhammet Mustafa İYİ /Aisha UMAROVA  Abstract The term diaspora is used to describe social groups that have migrated from their homeland, and preserved and maintained their home country’s culture. In the 1990s, with the acceleration of communication, transportation, and the ease of displacement, migration movements in the world increased and modern diasporas developed transnational relations […]

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South Korea’s Cultural Policies towards its Diaspora Citizens

Medine PALA  Abstract South Korean society has diaspora communities living in various countries outside the homeland and the diaspora’s reasons for departing vary. Today, South Korea’s engagement with its diaspora is increasing and the government is pursuing policies to strengthen bonds between the diaspora and the homeland. South Korea strives to make its diaspora citizens […]

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(Re)integration Problems Faced by First Generation Turkish Labor Immigrants Who Returned from Germany

Haydar Haluk CEYLAN  Abstract With the labor agreement signed between Germany and Turkey in 1961, migration from Turkey to Germany increased drastically. As a result, Turkish society extending to the fifth generation exists today in Germany. Most of those who immigrated during this period, went for a short time to earn money. However, in the […]

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Language Policies Directed At Borchali and South Azerbaijan Turks and Mother Tongue Problem

Museyib SHİRALİYEV Abstract Language is an important factor that constitutes national identity. Language policies have become a state structure that aims to unite peoples under state rule, as well as organize and reorganize their lives. The establishment of a political central authority that dominates the society’s thoughts through language is the most essential element of […]

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Academic Studies on the Turkish Education of Turks in Bulgaria

Medine Derya CANPOLAT  Abstract Language is an integral component of identity, and for minorities the ability to use and receive education in the mother tongue is an important right that allows the transmission of culture, creates kinship, and strengthens identity. This article examines Turkish education access for Turks in Bulgaria by reviewing Turkish academic studies […]

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Emerging Cross-Cultural Marriage Between Indonesian Brides and Turkish Grooms

Daffa Ramadhani YANUAR  Siska PRATİWİ  Abstract Marriage migration is a phenomenon that has been increasing recently. This includes cross-cultural marriages between Indonesian brides and Turkish grooms. This study aims to prove how the marriage migration phenomenon results in increasing cross-cultural marriages. Using quantitative demographic data collected from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Türkiye, […]

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Irregular Migration as an Inevitable Way of Life? Participant-Observation from Europe

Mike Omilusi OMİLUSİ  Abstract In the last decades, unabated cross-Mediterranean refugee flows from Africa have geometrically expanded, despite the closure of borders and the introduction of new regulations. The number of Africans waiting in Libyan slave camps, with determination to cross the Mediterranean Sea, understandably demonstrates the depressing reality in their home countries. The state […]

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