A comparison of the nation-building practices of Uzbekistan and Turkey

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Citation Formats
M. M. Yurtbilir, “A comparison of the nation-building practices of Uzbekistan and Turkey,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2011.