Neoosmanism As Turkish Version of Imperial Model of Modernization and Development Cover Image

Неоосманизм как турецкий вариант имперской модели модернизации и развития
Neoosmanism As Turkish Version of Imperial Model of Modernization and Development

Author(s): Konstantin Lobanov
Subject(s): Politics and religion, Geopolitics
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Keywords: Ottoman Empire; Turkish Republic; Justice and Development Party; modernization; Neo-Ottomanism; pan- Turkism; pan-Islamism; expansionism

Summary/Abstract: Over the last 15 years the political leadership of Turkey conducts a course of modernization of the country. Basically, this course reinforces the previous model of modernization and development of the Ottoman Empire and therefore it is called Neo-Ottomanism. The author reveals the peculiarities of the process of implementation of this model in modern Turkey and points to trends such as the strengthening of centralism and authoritarianism within the system of state power, secularisation of social life and expansionism in foreign policy. Paying special attention to the final thesis, the author tries to show the predominantly extroverted character of the Turkish model of modernization based on mobilization of the resource base of countries and regions that were once part of the Ottoman Empire. To this end, Turkey takes an aggressive foreign policy that includes direct support for international terrorism. Thus, the author seeks to actualize the potential risks and dangers that the policy of uncontrolled growth of pro-Turkish influence might bring to the countries of the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East and Central Asian regions.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 117-134
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Russian