Turkish associative life in historical context : implications of medieval akhism for the present Turkish civil society

Özdemir, Gökçen


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Citation Formats
G. Özdemir, “ Turkish associative life in historical context : implications of medieval akhism for the present Turkish civil society,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2002.