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Citation Formats
N. H. Tetik, “The Ideological discourse of the islamist humor magazines in Turkey: the case of misvak,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. Media and Cultural Studies., Middle East Technical University, 2018.