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Migration: Environment Displacement: Turkey
(1,364 words)

The core problem in involuntary displacement is people's loss of livelihood and their potential impoverishment. When communities are forcibly displaced, the existing production systems are dismantled. Many jobs, much valuable land, trees, and other income generating assets are lost. Health care tends to deteriorate. Kinship groups and informal social networks for mutual help are scattered. Symbolic markers, such as places of prayer and ancestral graves, must be abandoned, breaking links with the…

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Turkyilmaz, Suheyla, “Migration: Environment Displacement: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0264d>
First published online: 2009

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