Peasantry of Turkey

Sinan Çaya


Turkey was considered a traditional agrarian state until recent times on one hand. But on the other hand, the country with her young population and under new influences is undergoing fast transformations in the direction of urbanization. The roots embedded in traditions; in any case; continue to operate, sometimes openly and sometimes implicitly and come to surface whenever the occasion presents itself. The verbal peasant culture is rich. The Peasant origins of the country must be well understood if Turkey is to be understood properly.


Turkey; Village; Peasantry; Traditional

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