Reconstruction of turkish national identity through shifting perceptions of threat

Oğuz, Alaattin
The nation-state is undergoing a major identity crisis, and Turkey is not exempted from this conventional disarray such that various ethnic groups tend to create mixed and complex loyalty positions before the state's national policy. Many are locating themselves with different ethnic origins depending on the political, economic, and social involvement/interaction with others. According to various regional and ethnic dispersal positions, the inclusion of these groups to form national unity indicates the emergent era of a national identity crisis as the nationalist Turks are experiencing new kinds of challenges stemming both from these cases and from mutually exclusive historical narratives. This study aims to analyze several competing Turkish national identities where each has a different conception of external threat feeding and shaping the lines/boundaries between themselves and the groups with whom they may have intense or indirect social or economic interaction.


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Citation Formats
A. Oğuz, “Reconstruction of turkish national identity through shifting perceptions of threat,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2022.