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People from Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain come to Gallipoli to commemorate their fallen soldiers who were lost nearly one hundred years ago, in 1915, during the Great War. This article elaborates on the rediscovery of the Gallipoli campaign by Australians, New Zealanders, and Turks in the 1980s. The collective remembrance enacted by these peoples, divided by nationalities but united by history, provides an exemplary precedent of reconciliation that can extend to all parts of the world.

 

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Kenan Çelik
Kenan Çelik
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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