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Turkey facing a new millenium: Coping with intertwined conflicts

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ISBN: 9781526137937 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Turkey's involvement in the Gulf War in 199 paved the way for the country's acceptance into the European Union. This book traces that process and in the first part looks at Turkey's foreign policy in the 1990s, considering the ability of the country to withstand the repercussions of the fall of communism. It focuses on Turkey's achievement in halting and minimising the effects of the temporary devaluationin its strategic importance that resulted from the waning of the Cold War and the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the skilful way in which Turkay avoided becoming embroiled in the ethnic upheavals in Central Asia, the balkans and the Middle East, and the development of a continued policy of closer integration into the European and western worlds. Internal politics are the focus of the second part of the book, addressing the curbing of the Kurdish revolt, the economic gains made, and the strengthening of civil society. Nachmani goes on to analyse the prospects for Turkey in the twenty-first century, in the light of the possible integration into Europe, which may leave the country's leadership free to deal effectively with domestic issues. This book will make crucial reading for anyone studying Turkish politics, or indeed European or European Union politics.

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turkey --- turkish --- gulf --- kurd --- kurdish

Everywhere Taksim: Sowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789089648075 Year: Pages: 296 DOI: 10.5117/9789089648075 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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In May 2013, a small group of protesters made camp in Istanbul's Taksim Square, protesting the privatisation of what had long been a vibrant public space. When the police responded to the demonstration with brutality, the protests exploded in size and force, quickly becoming a massive statement of opposition to the Turkish regime. This book assembles a collection of field research, data, theoretical analyses, and cross-country comparisons to show the significance of the protests both within Turkey and throughout the world.

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turkey --- protest --- social movements --- democracy

Social Media in Southeast Turkey

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Book Series: Why We Post ISBN: 9781910634547 Year: Pages: 206 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781910634547 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: FP7 Ideas: European Research Council - 295486
Subject: Ethnology --- Social Sciences
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This book presents an ethnographic study of social media in Mardin, a medium-sized town located in the Kurdish region of Turkey. The town is inhabited mainly by Sunni Muslim Arabs and Kurds, and has been transformed in recent years by urbanisation, neoliberalism and political events. Elisabetta Costa uses her 15 months of ethnographic research to explain why public-facing social media is more conservative than offline life. Yet, at the same time, social media has opened up unprecedented possibilities for private communications between genders and in relationships among young people – Costa reveals new worlds of intimacy, love and romance. She also discovers that, when viewed from the perspective of people’s everyday lives, political participation on social media looks very different to how it is portrayed in studies of political postings separated from their original complex, and highly socialised, context.

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turkey --- social media --- politics --- kinship

Pen in the Park: A Resistance Fairytale – Pen Parkta: Bir Direniş Masalı

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ISBN: 9789491914024 Year: Pages: 104 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0225.1.00 Language: English|Turkish
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Education
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Pen in the Park is a unique revolutionary children’s book written by Raşel Meseri and illustrated by Sanne Karssenberg. Meseri narrates the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul through the figure of a penguin named Pen, whogoes on a trip from Antarctica to Gezi Park to save his fellow penguins, and gets involved in various adventures with his friends Chapulletta, the cat Trafo, and the dog Loukanikos. The Gezi movement of 2013–14 started with the threat of the destruction of the Gezi Park, a public space, which became quickly occupied by protestors from all generations and political backgrounds to build a movement that addressed not only the destruction of green areas and gentrification of public space, but also the democratic deficit of the country as such. At the height of the protests, dozens of protesters were killed and thousands injured. As the result of the protests, the park remained a public space and the struggle continues in different forms up to this day. During the protests, penguins were reclaimed as one of the symbols, as the main television channels preferred to show documentaries about the lives of penguins, instead of the uprising in Turkey. In Meseri’s story, Pen the brave penguin, Pen, is both a symbol and an active agent in the course of events, guiding us through the process of political emancipation, democratic experiment, friendship, and solidarity that characterizes the Gezi movement.

Non-Conceptual Negativity: Damaged Reflections on Turkey

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ISBN: 9781950192038 9781950192045 Year: Pages: 142 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0247.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Non-Conceptual Negativity: Damaged Reflections on Turkey critiques those who have accused Deleuze of an unbounded affirmation which, according to them, has played directly into the hands of capitalist modes of production. Yet no one has acknowledged that under the aegis of nano-fascism, late capitalism has grown into Neanderthal capitalism, invented and developed in laboratory countries like Turkey with the aid of an international Neanderthal league. Layer upon layer, Aracagök explains in fragmentary fashion that it is not only a matter of how Turkey has grown into a prime laboratory of nano-fascism with the aid of the US and the European Union, but also how the results obtained from this laboratory are put into practice in different countries under Neanderthal capitalism, enslaving each and every one of us into accepting even the position of suicide bomber. As none of us is exempted from nano-fascism today, perhaps it is timely to reconsider the ways in which Deleuzian thought is appropriated in the form of an unquestioned affirmation of everything and how its critique has ended up in an old-fashioned formulation of the in-dividual according to a party program. If this all goes to show that we are face to face with a route different from the accepted forms of affirmation — that is, if we are all affirmed and seem to be happily affirming life as it is as a result of the Neanderthal manipulation of the negative — then isn’t it timely to rethink the Deleuzian affirmation in its non-originary origin with regard to Adorno’s resistance against affirmation? That is, the double negation never ends up in affirmation, and if it does so, it might mean your negation is not strong enough.

Catalogue of Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Leiden University and Other Collections in the Netherlands. Minor Collections.

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Book Series: Islamic Manuscripts and Books ISBN: 9789004221901 9789004221918 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: xxii, 410 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_421590 Language: English
Publisher: Brill Grant: Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Bibliography --- Languages and Literatures
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From as early as the 1600s, Dutch scholars and scholarship have displayed a keen interest in the studies of the Islamic world. Over the centuries, they have collected a wealth of source texts in various languages, Turkish texts being prominent among them. The present catalogue is the fourth and final volume in a series that covers the Turkish manuscripts preserved in public libraries and museums in the Netherlands. The volume gives a detailed description of Turkish manuscripts in minor Dutch collections, found in libraries and museums in Amsterdam, Groningen, The Hague, Leiden, Rotterdam and Utrecht, which hitherto have received little or no attention.

Rival Kurdish Movements in Turkey. Transforming Ethnic Conflict

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ISBN: 9789089648785 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089648785 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science
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This book explores the conditions that encourage non-violent civic engagement in emerging civil societies. Gürbüz examines the radical transformations over the past decade in the politics of Turkey's Kurdish minority. On the eve of the new millennium, the Turkish state was still openly denying the existence of Kurds, calling them "mountain Turks," and Kurdish populated cities were ruled under martial law. Kurdish politics in Turkey was dominated by a revolutionary movement, the PKK, which engaged in violent clashes with the state. Less than a decade later, the PKK's rebellion had all but ended, and Kurdish political and civic movements of numerous stripes had emerged. The Turkish state even introduced an official Kurdish-language TV channel. How did this rapid change occur? Gürbüz proposes that contending social movements has transformed the politics of the region, ushering in an era of post-conflict political and cultural competition.

Sex, Love, and Migration

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ISBN: 9781501713149 9781501709418 9781501712050 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101564
Subject: Philosophy
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A common image of migration in the early twenty-first century features young women from poor countries who are drawn into low paid, and often intimate, labor in wealthy countries. While aligning with scholarship critical of such inequalities, From Istanbul with Love traces how new mobilities are fundamentally reshaping emotional worlds and social ties between women and men, women and work, women and their households of origin, and women and children in the region. Based on ethnographic fieldwork spanning over a decade carried out primarily in Istanbul, but also in Russia and southern Moldova, Alexia Bloch moves between the lives of post-Soviet migrant women employed in three distinct spheres—sex work, the garment trade, and domestic work—to consider how they negotiate emotion, intimate relationships, and unpredictable state power shaping their labor and their relationships.

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Anthropology --- Anthropology --- Labor --- Turkey --- Russia --- Moldova --- Women --- Migration

Das Ringen um die Zivilgesellschaft in der Türkei

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783837617702 9783839417706 Year: DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839417706 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103265
Subject: Political Science
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Der Zivilgesellschaftsdiskurs wurde in der Türkei nach dem Militärputsch von 1980 populär. Anil Al-Rebholz fragt, ob das Aufkommen dieses Diskurses als Hinweis auf die Herausbildung von Zivilgesellschaft in der Türkei verstanden werden kann. Dabei wird die politisch-diskursive Praxis vier oppositioneller Gruppen untersucht. In den Interviews mit öffentlich bekannten Intellektuellen sowie mit den Protagonistinnen und Protagonisten dieser Bewegungen wird die Transformation der gesellschaftlichen Wissensproduktion und der politischen Praxis aufgezeigt. Jenseits kulturalistischer und orientalistischer Ansichten wird ein hegemonietheoretischer Ansatz entwickelt, der neue Perspektiven auf die gesellschaftliche Transformation in der Türkei der letzten 30 Jahre ermöglicht.

Transstaatliche Räume

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783933127549 9783839400548 Year: DOI: 10.14361/9783839400548 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103240
Subject: Political Science
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Transstaatliche Räume sind verdichtete und relativ stabile ökonomische, politische, soziale und kulturelle Beziehungen zwischen Personen, Netzwerken und Organisationen, die Grenzen von Nationalstaaten überschreiten. Am Beispiel der Verflechtungen zwischen Deutschland und der Türkei beantworten die Beiträge folgende Fragen: Welche Formen grenzüberschreitender Tätigkeiten können wir bei Unternehmern, sozialen Bewegungen, Familien, religiösen Gemeinschaften und politischen OrgaÝ nisationen beobachten? Welche Konsequenzen haben dichte transstaatliche Netze für die Integration von ImmigrantInnen in DeutschÝ land und in der Türkei, für die Zivilgesellschaften und die beteiligten Staaten?

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