Sociocultural conflicts and Ottoman settlement policies at the Balkan Wars

Bilecan, T and Sirkeci, I ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2334-7424 2021, 'Sociocultural conflicts and Ottoman settlement policies at the Balkan Wars' , Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 23 (4) , pp. 533-548.

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Abstract

Migrations from Balkans to the Ottoman Empire continued for about 150 years; and peaked during the wars such as the 1877–78 Ottoman-Russian War and the Balkan Wars. Balkan immigrants with multi-ethnic, multicultural backgrounds and settling in with monocultural host communities faced hostility. We analysed these conflicts through official Ottoman archives, testimonies, and literary memoirs for the period of 1912 and 1917. Through the lenses of the conflict model of migration, we have explored the dynamic nature of migration processes in response to conflicts emerged between immigrants and local population in this period. We argue that Balkan immigrants faced insecurities arising from socio-cultural conflicts and this adversely affected the integration process.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 1944-8953
Funders: Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey
Depositing User: Ibrahim Sirkeci
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 13:48
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2022 13:48
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/65478

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