Discussing Recent Literature on Turkish Politics: The Myth within the Myth
This paper challenges the view that the AKP is an "Islamist Party" and "hardly a democratic opening." It puts forward the argument that the AKP's recent election victory represents a triumph over (1) inward-looking, anti-EU, ultra Turkish nationalism, (2) unwarranted military interference in politics, (3) selfish Kemalist desires to protect their own privileged position and (4) misguided secular fears of a secret Islamic agenda.
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