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Turkey facing east: Islam, modernity and foreign policy

Ayla Göl


Turkish facing east is about the importance of Turkey’s relations with its Eastern neighbours – Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Soviet Union - during the emergence of the modern Turkish nation-state from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. The originality of Turkey facing east lies in part in its theoretically informed analysis of history exploring the causal links between the construction of a modern nation-state, secular identity and nationalised foreign policy during the transition from an Islamic Empire to a modern state. The role of the Islamic legacy, territorial unity and national identity con ... More

Keywords: Turkey, Ottoman Empire, Islam, modernity, nationalism, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719090752
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719090752.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ayla Göl, author