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Citation Formats
S. HUSNU RAMAN and T. Lajunen, “Predictors of intergroup bias in Turkish Cypriots,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTERCULTURAL RELATIONS, pp. 63–71, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: