The Black Sea Turks: Some Aspects of Their Ethnic and Cultural Background

  title={The Black Sea Turks: Some Aspects of Their Ethnic and Cultural Background},
  author={Michael E. Meeker},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={318 - 345}
  • Michael E. Meeker
  • Published 1 October 1971
  • History
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
The social and cultural composition of Turkey's provincial society is still poorly understood, not only in the West, but in Turkey itself. Because of this situation, contemporary accounts of Turkish society have a tendency to underestimate the variety of provincial life and to discount the importance of this variety for the nation as a whole. Some events in recent decades, it is true, have certainly eroded the diversity of provincial society. The population exchanges after World War I virtually… 

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