Batman Universitesi Yasam Bilimleri Dergisi
Cilt 1, Sayı 1  Ocak-Haziran 2012  (ISSN: 2147-4877, E-ISSN: 2459-0614)
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1356265765 A Cultural Variety Living in Turkey: Gypsies

One of a lot of cultural and ethnic varieties living in Turkey is the Gypsies.
The Gypsies came to Anatolia about 10th century A.D.; having lived nested with
Anatolian people since the date. Despite they have lived for a long time, having been
excluded and otherizated. Their identity are not recognized and, they can not use
most rights such education-teaching.
The Gypsies are known by a lot of other names like plenty of places in the world. The
name of ‘Gypsies’, which creats a great prejudge against them, being used as different
proverbs and phrases in speaking language. Generally, this kind of expessions have
used degradingly and humiliatingly. Considering the Gypsies suffer from so many
oppressions, they are inredibly successful with regarding to keep their identity and
to adapt to the society which they live together.