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Turkey’s progress towards opening official accession negotiations with the EU has forced the government to confront some of the many anomalies in the state’s treatment of its non-Muslim citizens. Since it took power in November 2002, the Justice and Development Party (JDP) has established a dialogue with Turkey’s non-Muslim minorities and passed legislation to address some of their grievances. However, much still needs to be done both in terms of ensuring that they are able to enjoy the equality with Muslims that was foreseen in the 1923 Lausanne Treatment and in order to provide them with protection against racial and religious discrimination.

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Gareth Jenkins
Gareth Jenkins
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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