Citizenship and migration from Turkey to Israel: A comparative study on Turkish jews in Israel

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Toktaş Ş.

East European Quarterly, vol.41, pp.117-148, 2007 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: East European Quarterly
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.117-148
  • Police Academy Affiliated: No


Having moved from Turkey to Israel, Turkish Jewish immigrants portray a distinct immigrant community in today’s Israel. The migration experience to Israel influenced the Turkish Jews’ perception of citizenship. This article is about Turkish Jewish immigrants living in Israel and tackles with the interface between international migration and citizenship. It tries to analyze the experiences and perceptions of Turkish Jews regarding their former citizenship identities in the home country and latter citizenship experience in the host country