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 This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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