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"Turkey's EU Membership Prospects - The Role of Emotions, Identity and Values"

Date: 5 March 2007 - Istanbul
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Member of the European Parliament

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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