The research project “Belgian Turks: A Bridge or a Breach between Turkey and the European Union?” conducted by Ayhan Kaya and Ferhat Kentel and published by the King Baudouin, focuses on the lives of Turks living in Belgium. With this project, Kaya and Kentel developed demographic mapping of Turks in Belgium, using their results to approach to the notion of Europeanness and European Union.
"Euro-Turks: A bridge, or a breach, between Turkey and the European Union," is a quantitative and qualitative project based on field research and structured interviews in Germany and France. The research aims to reveal the political culture of Euro-Turks as well as to make a comparison of contemporary French and German models of incorporation and integration vis-à-vis migrants. In this framework, the project has produced a demographic map of the Euro-Turks in two countries; Germany and France, to explore Euro-Turks’ perspectives of the EU and Europeans, as well as Euro-Turks’ political, social, cultural and economic orientations towards Germany/France and Turkey. Overall this project challenges commonly held judgements and opinions of Euro-Turks. In this respect, 60 in-depth interviews and 20 focus group discussions with intellectuals, politicians, artists and opinion leaders were conducted in Germany and France. In Germany, 1065 structured interviews and in France, 600 structured interviews were conducted. This research report was printed in four languages; English, German, French and Turkish. Research report is published by Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) under the name of “Euro-Turks: A Bridge or a Breach between Turkey and the European Union? A Comparative Study of French-Turks and German-Turks”. This study is also published in Turkish under the same name by İstanbul Bilgi University Press in 2005.
For English version of the research report: