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From purges to a ‘new Turkey’ – the final stage of the state’s reconstruction
From purges to a ‘new Turkey’ – the final stage of the state’s reconstruction

Author(s): Mateusz R. Chudziak
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, Public Administration, Geopolitics
Published by: Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia
Keywords: Turkey; state’s reconstruction
Summary/Abstract: The purges in the state apparatus which have been underway in Turkey since the failed military coup represent a decisive stage in the construction of a ‘new Turkey’, involving both the final elimination of the remaining elements of the old Kemalist establishment and the crackdown on the group centred around Fethullah Gülen, a preacher and former government ally accused of plotting the coup. The authorities view him as the greatest threat. In a broader context, the aim of the purges is to ultimately replace the present elites with new ones. This may lead to the elimination of any conceivable opposition capable of threatening the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English