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Turkey and Russia have signed an agreement committing Russian Atomstroy export to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of 4.8 GWe on Turkey’s black sea coast. Russia will operate and fully own the facility. Politicians and businessmen present the deal as a step into a bright Turkish energy future while keeping silent to the public about the dangers and down falls nuclear power holds. Yet, Germany has a longstanding history of a diverse and strong anti-nuclear movement that offers many interesting lessons to every Turkish citizen interested in health, the environment and peace. This article elaborates on the German movement’s arguments and forms of protest.

 
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Tina Flegel
Tina Flegel
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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