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 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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