ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL LIVES OF THE TURKISH COMMUNITY OF AHISKA ORIGIN IN USA-COLORADO


ALPTEKİN M. Y.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI, no.47, pp.1-30, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Name: ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-30
  • Keywords: Ahiska Turks, Denver, Economic-Social Status, Identity, Culture, Assimilation, Exile, Diaspora

Abstract

The Ahiska region that hosts an ancient homeland for Turks in Caucasia is situated within Georgia and largely populated by Georgians and Armenians today. Ahiska Turks used to live in this region for hundreds if not thousands of years until 1944 when they were forced to leave the region for various places.