Stigmatization of Turkish return migrants in Turkey

F.K. Kunuroglu, Fons van de Vijver, Kutlay Yagmur

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This article investigates the perceptions of mainstream Turks in Turkey towards
Turkish (re)migrants from West European countries. It seeks to gain insight into
themes and issues emerging in the cultural contact of (re)migrants with Turks
back in Turkey and to elucidate the dimensions of the perceived
stigmatization of Turkish (re)migrants. By using an original survey instrument,
the items of which were generated based on the semi-structured interviews
with 53 informants, data were collected from 606 Turkish informants. Based
on the survey results, a model was developed and validated. The results of
the study are discussed within the frameworks of intergroup relations and
social categorization of the social identity approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-97
Number of pages24
JournalTurkish Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • 'almanci'
  • Turkish return migration
  • inter-group relations
  • intercultural contact
  • stigmatization


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