"Settled Foreigners: Belonging and Participation
By Dr. Halil Ibrahim BAHAR
Tuesday , 01 August 2006
Last week we were in Alanya working on the ‘Settled Foreigners in Turkey’ project funded by TUBITAK. As you will be aware, Alanya is the area with the largest number of settled foreigners, and we duly carried out interviews and administered questionnaires. In the context of settled foreigners completing questionnaires, it would seem that the targets we had set were too high. It could be that we didn’t allow for the fact that, in July and August, settled foreigners often prefer to return to their own countries, thus having a negative effect on our sample size. Certainly those settled foreigners who tried to escape the heat in Turkey this summer, were in for a surprise when heatwaves hit other European countries."
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