Assimilation, Security and Geographical Nationalization in Interwar Turkey: The Settlement Law of 1934

  title={Assimilation, Security and Geographical Nationalization in Interwar Turkey: The Settlement Law of 1934},
  author={Erol {\"U}lker},
  journal={European Journal of Turkish Studies. Social Sciences on Contemporary Turkey},
  • Erol Ülker
  • Published 23 September 2008
  • Economics
  • European Journal of Turkish Studies. Social Sciences on Contemporary Turkey
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