Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The author takes up two events, which seem to be practically absent in the minds of a large portion of Turkish society to analyz intentional or unintentional omissions in the construction of national identity. One of the case studies the author examines to shed light on the social memory in Turks is the tragic 6-7 September 1955 events when the Greek minority in Istanbul (The Rum’s) and their property was attacked. The other case study is on discourse following the disastrous sinking of a Turkish Submarine in April 1953.

 

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Ali Ergur
Ali Ergur
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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