Discourses of Kemalism and Islamism on the political dimension of EU - Turkey Relations

Çilingir, Sevgi
This thesis aims at defining and analyzing the positions of Kemalism and Islamism about the relationship between the European Union and Turkey, with respect to identity and political reform. The study is conducted by the usage of academic literature and examples of the writings of intellectuals from both positions; in order to analyze their discourses on the issue.With respect to the political dimension of EU - Turkey relations, the problems and EU demands on democracy, human rights, minority rights - with emphasis on the Kurdish problem - and Cyprus are explained. The viewpoint and discourses of the two positions on these issues are discussed in relation to their historical attitudes towards the West and the EU.


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Citation Formats
S. Çilingir, “Discourses of Kemalism and Islamism on the political dimension of EU - Turkey Relations,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.