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Migration: Diasporas in Muslim Societies: Turkey
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Descendants of a migrant community settled outside their natal territory is an apt description of a diaspora. However, there is a difference between an immigrant group and a diaspora; the latter self-identifies as being loyal to another territory. Throughout history Turkey received immigration from every region where a Turkish/Turkic and/or Muslim population lived. Many such groups sought shelter in Turkey for different reasons. Present-day Turkey houses a large number of immigrant communities f…

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Hakim, Meryem, “Migration: Diasporas in Muslim Societies: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0263b>
First published online: 2009

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