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Sebahat Demirci

Sebahat Demirci works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Turkey. This article was prepared by the author in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not reflect the view of the Turkish MFA.

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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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