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Kurdish Nationalism and Political Islam in Turkey : Kemalist Identity in Transition - Omer Taspinar

Kurdish Nationalism and Political Islam in Turkey

Kemalist Identity in Transition

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Published: 13th December 2004
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Although identity related problems gained a new sense of urgency after Turkey's last military take-over in 1980, they are far from being products of the last two decades.
This text is an attempt to study Turkey's national and secular identity in light of the challenges posed by Kurdish nationalism and political Islam. The underlying premise of this work is that Kurdish nationalism and political Islam represent existential threats to Turkey's Kemalist military and political establishment. While any evidence, no matter how minor, of Kurdish nationalism is perceived as a major security threat to the nation-state's territorial and national integrity, Islamic sociopolitical and cultural activities are often considered as harbingers of a fundamentalist revolution.

Turkish secularismp. 7
Turkish nationalismp. 37
The Kurdish question in Turkish politicsp. 67
Islam in Turkish politicsp. 115
Foreign policy implications of Turkey's Kurdish and political Islam problemp. 165
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ISBN: 9780415949989
ISBN-10: 041594998X
Series: Middle East Studies: History, Politics & Law
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 290
Published: 13th December 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1