Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 6, No 2 (2014)

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Simultaneous Lives: Daily Life Practices of Turks in Belgium as Migrant

Filiz GÖKTUNA YAYLACI

Abstract


Belgium is an important country in the context of Turkish migration process towards Europe with 200.000 Turkish migrants. Turks in Belgium have some distinctive characteristics. They have strong ties with original country and culture. The daily life practices of migrants reflect their accommodation and adaptation understanding which influence harmonization with the host country and relations with host society. In this context the study aims to determine some characteristics followed by Turkish people in their daily lives in Belgium. Through surveys applied to 424 survey takers and semi-structured interviews made with 55 interviewees, this study tried to obtain insights into rural dynamics effective on daily life experiences in host country includes eating preferences, shopping styles, wedding ceremonies etc.


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