A Forgotton Community in Diaspora: The Black Sea Turks in Osh, Kyrgyzstan


SAĞIR A.

TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH, cilt.2, ss.297-327, 2013 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7596/taksad.v2i3.275
  • Dergi Adı: TARIH KULTUR VE SANAT ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI-JOURNAL OF HISTORY CULTURE AND ART RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.297-327

Özet

This work has been prepared for a purpose to make a social structure analysis of Black Sea Turks exiled from Batumi to Kyrgyz countryside by Soviet Russia in 1944. The main concern for choosing the Black Sea Turks is their being a community which is worthy of investigation. In that, we can see that they keep their cultures alive from the horon, entertainments, guests' rituals to folk songs though they have been living for 65 years far away from their origin region. Another reason making the Black Sea Turks special is that, unlike other exiles, they're not a diaspora community in that number and size, but they act like diaspora communities. And it should be noted that, they have begun to lose their culture slowly as older generation fades from the scene. Therefore, this study is significant in terms of the concern of creating a zero point and being a source for the studies about Black Sea Turks in the future. In this study, it has been aimed to make a social structure analysis by carrying out qualitative and quantitative techniques.