DOI: 10.5176/2301-3729_JMComm12.77

Authors: Nilüfer Pembecioğlu

Abstract: Turkey has seven different regions, each having different climate and culture. Marmara Region has 29{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465} of the whole population and Black Sea Region 15{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}, Aegean Sea Region 13{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}, Mediterranean Sea Region 11{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}, Central Anatolia 16{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}, Eastern Anatolia 9{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}, South-East Anatolia 9{6e6090cdd558c53a8bc18225ef4499fead9160abd3419ad4f137e902b483c465}. On one hand, mostly the negotiated problems of the country stem from the regional differences, access to the sources or inequalities of education. On the other hand, ‘Democracy’ is believed to be a concept of adulthood, yet, the basics of the democracy understanding is established during the childhood. That’s why this paper concentrates on children, childhood and aims to bring together different communication dynamics regarding the different regions of the country.
The World Values Surveys were designed to measure all major areas of human concern, from religion to politics to economic and social life. Happiness is one of the most important issues to be discussed in almost all countries for many years. It is not certain if modernization or democracy bring enough happiness to people or not. What creates happiness or unhappiness is still not known concretely. How do the children see happiness and how they position the concept of peace in their lives is very important in every country. Yet, it is more important in Turkey because the country seems to be positioned in the very center of the conflicts. In this case, it is difficult to be a child and it may be very difficult to dream positively about the future. The research puts forward the findings of an interesting study evaluating the Turkish society and the concept of happiness, as well as comparing and contrasting the future expectations of the Turkish children regarding their future expectations.
Keywords: Peace, Future Expectations, Children, Journalism


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