By Toni Alaranta
Toni Alaranta argues that there was an intensive reformulation of Turkey’s nationwide id, curiosity, and positioning on this planet because the Justice and improvement get together (AKP) got here to strength in 2002. This reworked identification has helped the rustic renegotiate its prestige on this planet. He first examines the altering nature of Turkey’s nationwide id prior to the fight among severe positions—secularism and Islamism. He then explains how the “New Turkey” discourse is a part of an Islamic-conservative ideology that pursuits the concept of the “domestic other,” or minorities, as opposed to the Turkish-Muslim “self.” This discourse is remodeling not just the inspiration of nationwide identification but in addition Turkey’s relatives with the remainder of the area, and especially with the eu Union.
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