Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Based on the outcome of a conference of the University of Oxford’s Program on Contemporary Turkey, “Turkey’s Engagement with Modernity” provides the reader with profound knowledge on important issues such as the emergence of the Turkish state from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and the country’s ideological, economic, cultural and social history. Being a compilation rather than the work of one scholar, the book includes multiple and even contesting voices, offering readers a variety of perspectives and opinions on contemporary Turkey.

 

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Oğuz Alyanak & Defne Kadıoğlu
Oğuz Alyanak & Defne Kadıoğlu Oğuz Alyanak is the Managing Editor of TPQ. He is currently finishing his M.A. studies at Bogazici University, Department of Political Sciences and International Relations. Defne Kadıoğlu is a Ph.D student in the same department
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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