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Negotiating identity and coping with urban space among young Kurdish migrants in Istanbul
Negotiating identity and coping with urban space among young Kurdish migrants in Istanbul

Author(s): Karol Kaczorowski
Subject(s): Geography, Regional studies, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Migration Studies, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Turkey; Istanbul; Kurds; Kurdish migrants; identity; urban space; youth; 21st century;
Summary/Abstract: Many existing studies on Kurdish migration concentrate on displacement and expulsion experienced by Kurds in various parts of Kurdistan and especially between 1970 and 1999 in Turkey. However it can be observed that since the beginning of the twenty-first century migration have also played a substantial role in the mobility of Kurds, owing to stabilization in Southern Kurdistan (i.e. Autonomous Kurdistan Region in Iraq) and improvement of minority rights in Turkey due to the accession process with the EU, the economic and educational needs became more influential in the decisions of Kurdish migrants in twenty first century. To my best knowledge, it appears that there is a shortage of studies examining economic migration and new spatial movements of the Kurds in the twenty-first century Turkey.

  • Page Range: 115-130
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English