Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Even though the last war between Greece and Turkey ended nearly 100 years ago, the ill feelings generated by the conflict are still quite common in both societies. In this article, the author traces the roots of this enmity, analyzing the effects of the resultant “us vs. them” dichotomy in perpetuating pervasive misperceptions. By sharing examples from her documentary film The Other Town, which she made in collaboration with Hercules Millas, the author points out the ways in which “myths” have become constructed that have led both peoples to think in a certain, and certainly detrimental, way about the “other.”


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Nefin Dinç
Nefin Dinç
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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