Crossing Identities and the Turkish Military

Önen, Hakki Göker

Crossing Identities and the Turkish Military

Revolutionists, Guardians and Depoliticals: A comparative historical analysis on Turkish military culture and civil-military relations

Bestell-Nr 5027
ISBN 978-3-8305-5027-3
erschienen 06.07.2020
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Umfang 270 S.
Gewicht 400 g
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Military cultures, as a rule, do not change easily. Turkish military culture stands out here, however, having undergone several stark changes within the last century.
This book focuses on modern Turkish politics by giving special reference to civil-military relations and military culture. Turkish people give very strong importance on soldiery and even sanctify the status of ‘martyrdom’. This obliges us to analyse cultural determinants of civil-military relations to understand the reasons of ongoing military interventions in politics.
Under which circumstances do Turkish military officers believe that military rule is more favourable than civilian rule? Why did the Turkish people applaud a number of military interventions in the past? To answer these questions we analysed Turkish military culture comprehensively and separated its transformation into three periods, namely revolutionist (1908–1945), guardianship (1945–1999) and depoliticization (1999–2013). While analysing each part, we also noted their impacts on Turkish politics and Turkish society as well as the reasons that shape the so-called close linkage between military and society.

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Der Autor
Dr Hakki Göker Önen received his PHD degree in the University of Bath in 2016, he has been studying at the Ýstanbul Gelisim Ünivsersity since 2017 as a lecturer of Turkish political life, middle-eastern policies as well as cultural studies, Önen has number of publishings regarding civil-military relations and conducts research on Turkish studies.
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