THE IDENTITY OF THE MODERN TURKISH NATION-STATE: SEVERAL POLITICAL & SOCIOLOGICAL REFERENCES Cover Image

THE IDENTITY OF THE MODERN TURKISH NATION-STATE: SEVERAL POLITICAL & SOCIOLOGICAL REFERENCES
THE IDENTITY OF THE MODERN TURKISH NATION-STATE: SEVERAL POLITICAL & SOCIOLOGICAL REFERENCES

Author(s): Slavejko Sasajkovski, Ljubica Micanovska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Political Theory, Political Sciences, Civil Society, Governance, Sociology, Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion, Economic policy, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Welfare systems, Political behavior, Political economy, Political psychology, Politics and law, Politics and religion, Politics and society, History and theory of political science, Comparative politics, Applied Sociology, Social development, Demography and human biology, Nationalism Studies, Sociology of Culture, Economic development, Migration Studies, Inter-Ethnic Relations, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Ethnic Minorities Studies, Social Norms / Social Control, Sociology of Politics, Globalization, Geopolitics, Politics of History/Memory, Politics and Identity, Identity of Collectives, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Institute for Research and European Studies - Bitola
Keywords: Ethno-National Identities; Treaty of Lausanne; Kurds; War in Syria

Summary/Abstract: The modern Turkish state is a typical nation-state, as it is originally defined by the Westphalian international political and legal order. This essential feature of the modern Turkish nation-state is the product of the theoretical concept and the fundamental political and ideological principles and postulates of Kemalism (Kemal Ataturk), that is, the paradigm of the modern Turkish constitutionality and the modern Turkish determination of its national identity. This national identity is the identity of a nation-state, that is, the identity of a nation as a political nation, as a citizens of the modern Turkish state (nation-state). The modern Turkish national identity in this sense does not have its own classical ethnogenesis, that identity is not an ethno-national identity, but it is identity of a true nation-state that includes in itself all the special ethno-national identities, united as a Turkish national identity of a nation-state. The ethno-national identity for the paradigm of the modern Turkish national identity is exclusively only private and personal determination of individuals citizens of the modern Turkish nation-state, which does not recognize, accept or admits the constitutional-legal order of the modern Turkish state. More over, these ethno-national identities have treatment of a factor of essentially jeopardizing the integrity and cohesion of the modern Turkish nation-state.

  • Issue Year: V/2019
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 122-132
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English