International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Internal Migration and its Effects in one of the Underdeveloped Regions of Turkey (The Sample of Adiyaman)
Dr. Gazanfer Kaya

Migration is an international phenomenon having social and historical dimensions. The near and far social history of Turkey witnesses lots of migrations. Adiyaman, located in the underdeveloped region of Southeastern Anatolia, has undergone a dynamic internal migration in the last 30 years. This article is a field research focusing on the causes and effects of the internal migration in Adiyaman. As a part of the research, 300 migrants out of 6 neighborhoods of the city centre of Adiyaman were interviewed. Thus, the process of the internal migration in Adiyaman is analysed in the light of the findings obtained from the interviewees.

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