ERDAL, İbrahim
April 2009
Milli Folklor;2009, Vol. 21 Issue 81, p78
Academic Journal
When Grek Army retreated from West Anatolia, Greek emigrants gathered at the ports to leave Anatolia. Population Exchange, which was accepted between Turkey and Greece in the Lawson Conference, encompassed the migration of people in considerable number. The issue of non-exchangees was one of the most significant issues discussed between Türkiye and Greece. At the end of the negotiations of the Lausanne Conference, Greeks from İstanbul and Turks of the Western Thrace were accepted as. However, there were some people became non-exchange by various ways. They were accepted as établi whether because of their services or the marriage reasons. Most of the Greeks preferred this way not to exodus from their lands. Population Exchange had different meanings for Turks and Greeks. Identity and homeland sense of Turks who immigrated from Balkans to Anatolia is considerable at the point of Republic's social structure. Turks accepted to Anatolia as homeland but Greeks accepted as deportation from Anatolia. In this article identity and homeland sense of Turkish and Greek refugees is examined.


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