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F. ÖZDEMİR and T. Özkan, “Deprivation, Identification, and Extreme Pro-Group Behaviors: The Political Environment in Turkey,” PEACE AND CONFLICT-JOURNAL OF PEACE PSYCHOLOGY, pp. 224–226, 2020, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: