Rethinking ethnic identity formation : the case of the Ahıska(Meskhetian) Turks in Turkey and Kazakhstan

Aydıngün Baydar, Ayşegül


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Citation Formats
A. Aydıngün Baydar, “Rethinking ethnic identity formation : the case of the Ahıska(Meskhetian) Turks in Turkey and Kazakhstan,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2001.