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“Türk Dünyası Birliği” Algısı
The Perception of Turkish World Union

Author(s): Erdal Bay, Akmatali Alimbekov, Mustafa Mete, Eyüp Cücük, Erhan Yokuş
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Demography and human biology, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Gazi Akademik Bakış
Keywords: Turkish World; Turkish World Union; Turkish World Citizenship; Perception;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this research is to reveal the perceptions of Turks about Turkish World and Turkish World Union living in independent Turkish states, Turkish societies living as minority and self-governed Turkish societies. For this purpose, descriptive scanning model was used in the research. The research group is composed of 415 academicians selected with Criterion Sampling and Convenience Sampling which are among the purposive sampling methods. “Turkish World Perception Questionnaire” including 20 open and closed-ended questions developed by the researchers in order to measure the perceptions of the participants about Turkish World Union was used as data collection. The questionnaire prepared in “Google Forms” was sent to the participants via e-mail. The obtained data were analyzed by descriptive statistical analysis methods via SPSS 20 package program and frequency and percentages were calculated. As a result of the research it has seen that the participants perceived Turkish World concept as “the root of common Turkish civilization”; Turkish World citizenship concept as “consciousness of being able to act in the common denominator based on the sameness and similarities of the Turkish World individuals”. They also think that these two concepts that they feel close to, must be implemented for practical purposes. Although the majority of the participants proud of Turkish world, they indicated historical and cultural elements as the source of this pride. In conclusion, it has been seen that the people in the Turkish World have similar perceptions and they think that the establishment of the Turkish Union is necessary, important and useful.

  • Issue Year: 11/2017
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 55-85
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Turkish