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The AKP’s de-securitization and re-securitization of a minority community: the Alevi opening and closing

The AKP’s de-securitization and re-securitization of a minority community: the Alevi opening and... This article evaluates the Turkish state’s relations with the Alevi community through a securitization theory framework. It first examines the issue in its historical context, comparing Kemalist and more recent policies, and highlights that despite the ideological differences between the previous governments and the current AKP government, for Alevis much has remained the same. It then turns to the securitization of the Alevis by successive regimes, and demonstrates that the period of de-securitization begun under the AKP did not end the practice, and that political expedience led to the issue’s re-securitization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Turkish Studies Taylor & Francis

The AKP’s de-securitization and re-securitization of a minority community: the Alevi opening and closing

Turkish Studies , Volume 21 (2): 23 – Mar 14, 2020

The AKP’s de-securitization and re-securitization of a minority community: the Alevi opening and closing

Turkish Studies , Volume 21 (2): 23 – Mar 14, 2020

Abstract

This article evaluates the Turkish state’s relations with the Alevi community through a securitization theory framework. It first examines the issue in its historical context, comparing Kemalist and more recent policies, and highlights that despite the ideological differences between the previous governments and the current AKP government, for Alevis much has remained the same. It then turns to the securitization of the Alevis by successive regimes, and demonstrates that the period of de-securitization begun under the AKP did not end the practice, and that political expedience led to the issue’s re-securitization.

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN
1743-9663
eISSN
1468-3849
DOI
10.1080/14683849.2019.1601564
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Abstract

This article evaluates the Turkish state’s relations with the Alevi community through a securitization theory framework. It first examines the issue in its historical context, comparing Kemalist and more recent policies, and highlights that despite the ideological differences between the previous governments and the current AKP government, for Alevis much has remained the same. It then turns to the securitization of the Alevis by successive regimes, and demonstrates that the period of de-securitization begun under the AKP did not end the practice, and that political expedience led to the issue’s re-securitization.

Journal

Turkish StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 14, 2020

Keywords: Minorities in Turkey; Alevis; securitization; desecuritization; resecuritization; AKP; Erdoğan

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