Relations among Various Ethnicities in Today's Modern Turkey

Caya S.

2nd Global Conference on Psychology Researches (GCPR), Barcelona, İspanya, 28 - 29 Kasım 2014, cilt.190, ss.299-304 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 190
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.05.002
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.299-304


The Ottoman State, the predecessor of Turkey, was a cosmopolitan society where many different people lived in total harmony until late nationalistic currents, mainly provoked from outside, had their impact. Along the course of history, Anatolia had been a melting pot and today's Turks resemble their ancestors in their immense tolerance of ethnical differences. Though such differences are admitted as reflected in children's puns and tongue-twisters, they are never ever horrified at. What gives the cohesion of the country is an esprit des corps based on a traditional culture, which in turn derives its solidity from the roots of a rich history as well as a common fate for all committed to live here. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.