The study on “Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey” was conducted by Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research with the support of Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation – a project of the German Marshall Fund. The field studies took place in November-December 2017 and findings are presented on February 5th , 2018 in Istanbul Bilgi University santralistanbul Campus.
This research study is a follow up of the field study conducted in 2015. The research study began in June 2017 and completed with field research. Field research is conducted through face to face interviews with 2004 people representing the 18+ population of Turkey from 16 cities. Also, polarization in Turkish society is assessed qualitatively with four focus groups. Focus groups were conducted with the participation of supporters of four different political parties -AKP, CHP, HDP and MHP.
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