Local politics and social networks in urban Turkey the case of hemşehrilik in the Keçiören municipality

Kurtoğlu, Ayça


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A. Kurtoğlu, “Local politics and social networks in urban Turkey the case of hemşehrilik in the Keçiören municipality,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 1998.