Mother language in kyrgyz Leadership and Ethnopolitics PDF Turkey census – Albanian. Albanian citizens and denizens of Turkey. In the census of 1965, 12,832 Turkish citizens spoke Albanian as first language, which is only 0.
Författare: Munara Omuralieva.
The Soviet Union s multi-ethnic legacy in the Central
Asian region, particularly in Kyrgyzstan was a
crucial factor that impacted its post-independence
state consolidation and transition. More recently in
2005 there was the Tulip Revolution , basically an
overthrow of the northern president by the southern
clan leader. Despite the fact that the system and
character of the government and of any other
governmental structures did not change following the
so-called Kyrgyz Tulip Revolution , there have been
observations of the dramatic changes for the worse in
the position of ethnic minorities, more specifically
Russians and Uzbeks, and their relation with the
titular nation. This work uses interviews and media
material in order to demonstrate how the elite change
has caused the changes analyzed in the thesis. The
findings of the research demonstrate that the elite
change, which was a result of 2005 events, is the
main factor that has caused negative shifts in the
political representation, ethnic organizations
becoming more active and politicized, official
policies taking more nationalistic tones, and in
deteriorated inter-ethnic relations.
However, there were 403,445 Albanian speakers in total. According to a 2008 report prepared for the National Security Council of Turkey by academics of three Turkish universities in eastern Anatolia, there were approximately 1,300,000 people of Albanian descent living in Turkey. The Ottoman period that followed in Albania after the end of Skanderbeg’s resistance was characterized by a great change. The Albanian diaspora in Turkey was formed during the Ottoman era and early years of the Turkish republic through migration for economic reasons and later sociopolitical circumstances of discrimination and violence experienced by Albanians in Balkan countries.
Albanian migration to Turkey occurred during three distinctive phases. Albanians also undertook labour migration alongside other Balkan peoples to Anatolia that resulted in seasonal or permanent settlement. At times these Albanians were unemployed in Istanbul and often lived in near each other causing concern for Ottoman authorities that a large group of unemployed people having potential to cause social upheaval. Kosovo and Macedonia that migrated to Anatolia did not always identify with a concept of Albanianess. The second phase was during the late 19th and early 20th centuries when Albanians mainly fled persecution and became refugees as the Ottoman Empire was disintegrating due to conflict.