TURKISH MIGRATION TO THE NETHERLANDS AND TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVITIES


ŞAHİN KÜTÜK B.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI, no.55, pp.85-106, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 55
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.18368/iusoskon.328315
  • Title of Journal : ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES-SOSYOLOJI KONFERANSLARI
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-106

Abstract

Mass migration to Western European countries occurred following the end of World War II. During that time, many Turkish workers immigrated to various Western European countries. This study investigates the transnational activities of Turks living in the Netherlands. Employing a mixed-method approach, we collected data from 230 participants using a survey questionnaire. A total of 30 participants were also interviewed to supplement the survey data. Collected data were analyzed with SPSS and Nvivo10 software. Results indicate that Turks living the Netherlands have five transnational activities, namely, visiting places of worship, engaging in ethnic businesses and consumption habits, establishing new NGOs and participating in them, entering into transnational marriages, and spending time on leisurely activities.