The concepts of immigrants and migration are principal factors that affect social balance. What makes migration different from other mobilizations is the effort of the immigrat who give supprevious social and economic relation to resist via new relations after deterritorialization. (Akkaya,1979:23) In this work, the main aim is to show social- political- cultural- economic motives and voter’s behaviours that Balkan immigrants brought with themselves. Bayrampaşa district was chosen as the basic research area because the district is mostly composed of Balkan immigrants, and different population groups from Balkans (different sects, different regions of Balkan peninsula) live there. Accordingto DATA from TUİK, it has a population of 269,709. In the same source, it is stated that 48 percentage of population is from Balkan-origin. (TUİK, 2014) In Istanbul metropolitancity, Bayrampaşa, gives the impression of a typical “immigrant shelter.” It is expected that searching voter’s behaviour in the district will contribute other researches on similar topic.
Migration, Balkan Turks, voter’sbehaviour, politicculture, Bayrampaşa district.
|Author :||Ahmed BARAN DURAL - - A. Baran DURAL - Bahriye ESELER|
|Number of pages:||74-84|