New Nationalism of Turkish Republic

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Turkish foreign policy, largely characterized as political selfishness, reflects the set of ideological concepts known as the new Turkish nationalism, which makes the country a rather difficult partner to deal with. This article examines the problem of the new Turkish nationalism. It focuses particularly on the Turkish-centric integration under the “neo-Ottoman” foreign policy as a new form of Turkish nationalism, which is especially evident on the space of the so-called “Turkic world”. The authors analyze the main features of Turkish nationalism in the econom ic, political, cultural, and educational spheres. They note that in the humanitarian sphere Turkey continues to focus on the “common Turkic” institutions as well as the ideas of the pan-Turkism ideologists of the past amidst the urge for unification. Moreover, the article considers the concept of Turkey’s self-perception as a “hub”, which generally occurs in all the above-mentioned areas. At the same time, all cases under study are affected by the populist expressions of the Turkish political elite about the unity of the Turks of the world.

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Vladimir A. Avatkov

Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6345-3782

Doctor of Political Science, Head of the Department of Middle and PostSoviet East

Moscow, Russian Federation

Alina I. Sbitneva

Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9196-9348

Research Fellow of the Department of Middle and Post-Soviet East

Moscow, Russian Federation


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