'Yerli ve Milli Kültür': Erdoğan'ın 'Yeni Türkiye'sinin Kültür Politikaları

The events that have happened since 2002, when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power, contain rich research topics that need to be examined for many years by social scientists who work on Turkey. However, AKP’s cultural policies have not yet received sufficient attention in academic studies. The dissolution of the moderate atmosphere created by the EU accession negotiations and liberal policies in the early 2000s had a direct impact on AKP’s cultural policies in the 2010s. This article argues that the cultural policies implemented in the last decade, which I will define asyerli ve milli(homegrown and national) cultural policy, emerged intending to fill the cultural hegemony gap that manifested after the conservative art debates (2012), Gezi Park Protests (2013) and the termination of the Turkish-Kurdish peace process (2015). By analysing the formation and implementation levels of theyerli ve milliculture, the article shows that this unofficially implementedyerli ve millicultural policy seeks to construct a neoliberal cultural space in which the Islamic elements are integrated into the traditional national cultural policies centred on Turkishness.
Citation Formats
E. Çolak, “‘Yerli ve Milli Kültür’: Erdoğan’ın ’Yeni Türkiye’sinin Kültür Politikaları,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CULTURAL POLICY, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1–17, 2024, Accessed: 00, 2024. [Online]. Available: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10286632.2024.2345372.