Turkey and its relation to the European Union from a radical nationalist perspective: the Nationalist Action Party from the early 1990’s until the present

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2008
Korkusuz, Şermin
The objective of this study is to analyse the discourse (from 1990s onwards) of the radical nationalist perspective about Turkey-EU relations. The EU is discussed as an actor within the globalization process. Therefore, in a broader context, the study presents the situation of the radical nationalist perspective in Turkey within the globalization process. In the study, the Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi/MHP (Nationalist Action Party) has been selected as the political representative of radical nationalism in Turkey. The party’s official discourse concerning the relations with EU is focused. In this framework, the party’s perception of the EU, of Turkey-EU relations, of Turkey’s position, of itself and of other actors in these relations are analysed. It is analysed which themes are prominent in its discourse. While doing this, I also try to reveal possible contradictions, uncertainties and ambivalences.

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Ş. Korkusuz, “Turkey and its relation to the European Union from a radical nationalist perspective: the Nationalist Action Party from the early 1990’s until the present,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2008.