The Role of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations in Turkey in shaping the perception of homeland

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2013
Şentürk, Sezin
This thesis analyses the role of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations in Turkey in shaping the perception of homeland of members of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations in Turkey from the perspective of Azerbaijani diaspora elites with respect to historical geography, cultural and linguistic bonds. The conditions reconstructing the perception of homeland of members of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations are evaluated in the light of findings obtained through qualitative research. The thesis argues that historical and political boundaries of homeland do not always coincide with the boundaries of real homeland as in the case of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations in Turkey. Turkey becomes the actual and real homeland for the Azerbaijani diaspora organizations although they have emotional connections with Azerbaijan.
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S. Şentürk, “The Role of Azerbaijani diaspora organizations in Turkey in shaping the perception of homeland,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.