Turkey: Culture and Society

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The aim of this course consists in presenting and analyzing Turkey’s political and social structure on the basis of the following thematic categories: Society, Domestic politics, Foreign Policy, Religion: its place and role within modern Turkey, Economy. During lectures specific topics will be discussed such as: Urbanization, Violence, The role of “images” in society, The Civil Society organizations, Media, Ethnic issues, Armed Forces and politics, “New Turkey”, AKP and governance, The religious communities (cemaat), Religion and modernization, The “Arab Spring” and Turkey, Turkey-ISIS-PKK-USA, Turkish economy in 2014 and 2015, Underground economy in Turkey (i.e. this list of topics is indicative and may include other subjects according to the current affairs).

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