Abdurrazak, Gökçe Yükselen
January 2008
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2008, Vol. 12 Issue 34, p311
Academic Journal
The aim of this article is to examine whether "Cypriotness", which recently has started to gain ground particularly among the Turkish Cypriot youth as a result of the influence of some political movements in the north of the island, has a historical, cultural and sociological basis. Therefore after touching shortly on the origins of the Turkish population of the island, who today inhabits the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the vocabulary of the Turkish spoken in the island, Turkish Cypriot cuisine, folk dances and traditions on birth and death are compared to the rest of the Turkic World, taking historical perspective into consideration as well.


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