New Book: Little Turkey in Great Britain

little-turkey-in-great-britainLittle Turkey in Great Britain
Co-authored by Ibrahim Sirkeci, Tuncay Bilecen, Yakup Çoştu, Saniye Dedeoğlu, M. Rauf Kesici, B. Dilara Şeker, Fethiye Tilbe, and K. Onur Unutulmaz, this book draws upon a dozen research projects to gain a deeper understanding of the contemporary Turkish and Kurdish immigrant community in the UK.


From the back cover: 

“Turkish migration to British Isles has a long history but sizeable diaspora communities and enclaves of Turkish origin have emerged only in the last four to five decades. Earlier groups arrived were Cypriots fleeing the troubled island in the Eastern Mediterranean whilst Turks and Kurds of the mainland were not even considering the UK as a destination. This book is about these contemporary movers from Turkey, their movement trajectories, practices, and integration in Britain. Eight researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and methodological schools came together to do the ground work for the students of this emerging subfield of human mobility studies. Turkey is now at the forefront of accommodating large scale inward mobility mostly due to the crisis in Syria and Iraq. This also brings some attention to Turkey’s own diasporic populations.”


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. The Numbers about Turks, Kurds and Turkish Cypriots
  • Chapter 2. Identity and integration
  • Chapter 3. Political participation in London
  • Chapter 4. Ankara Agreement and the new wave of movers
  • Annex. Full Text of The Ankara Agreement
  • Chapter 5. Work and social relations in London
  • Chapter 6. Women’s labour in the Turkish ethnic economy in London
  • Chapter 7. Remittances to Turkey
  • Chapter 8. Turkish religious communities
  • Chapter 9. Diasporic identities and ethnic football in London
  • Conclusion

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