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Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: Turkey
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At the start of the twenty-first century, Turkey's state institutions are increasingly unable to keep up with the complex changing structure, needs, and demands of a heterogeneous Turkish society. Despite strong centrifugal tendencies along ethnic, religious, and national lines among the population, Turkish nationalism or its more recent version, the so-called Turkish-Islamic synthesis, is still promoted as a unifying force (Bozarslan 1996). In its practical functioning the state has been forced…

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Gelder, Pauline van, “Political-Social Movements: Ethnic and Minority: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0128e>
First published online: 2009

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