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Migration: Environment Displacement: Turkey (Update)
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This entry considers displacements caused by natural disasters. Natural disaster causes involuntary resettlement, which in turn brings about critical problems such as landlessness, joblessness, homelessness, marginalization, increased morbidity and mortality, food insecurity, loss of access to common property, and social disarticulation (Cernea 1997a, 1997b). Between 1909 and 1971, 32 earthquakes of magnitude 6 or higher occurred in the Anatolian Fault zone, which covers a distance of about 500 …

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Turkyilmaz, Suheyla, “Migration: Environment Displacement: Turkey (Update)”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0264e>
First published online: 2009

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