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The Formation of Turkish Republicanism

Banu Turnaoğlu


Turkish republicanism is commonly thought to have originated with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and the founding of modern Turkey in 1923, and is understood exclusively in terms of Kemalist ideals, characterized by the principles of secularism, nationalism, statism, and populism. This book challenges this view, showing how Turkish republicanism represents the outcome of centuries of intellectual dispute in Turkey over Islamic and liberal conceptions of republicanism, culminating in the victory of Kemalism in the republic's formative period. The book is the first complete history of republican thinking ... More

Keywords: Turkish republicanism, secularism, nationalism, statism, populism, Turkey, Kemalism, Turkish politics, intellectual tensions, Kemalist ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691172743
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691172743.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Banu Turnaoğlu, author
University of Cambridge