Minorities and Diasporas in Turkey: Public Images and Issues in Education

Minorities and Diasporas in Turkey: Public Images and Issues in EducationMinorities and Diasporas in Turkey: Public Images and Issues in Education
Edited by: Fulvio Bertuccelli, Mihaela Gavrila and Fabio L. Grassi 
Year: 2023
Place of Publication: Rome, Italy
Published by: Sapienza University of Rome
Number of pages: 150
Language: English 

The Republic of Turkey was born on 29 October 1923 as the final outcome of a very troubled historical process. The Muslims of Anatolia and Eastern Thrace had faced the risk of disintegration and submission. The father and leader of the “new Turkey”, Mustafa Kemal, felt the plurality that had characterized the Ottoman world as a source of weakness and danger. In these nearly 100 years Republican Turkey has scored many admirable accomplishments, but her genesis left a permanent imprint in the political and social development of the country. Thus, the Turkish State has perpetuated a suspicious and repressive attitude towards the particular identities. This book, stemmed from a conference held in November 2021, presents two introductive papers and six specific contributions where the issues of education and public discourse are among the main topics.

Fulvio Bertuccelli is Research Fellow in History of Eastern Europe at Sapienza University of Rome and Adjunct Lecturer of History of Islamic Countries at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

Mihaela Gavrila is Professor of Entertainment and Television Studies at Sapienza University of Rome. 

Fabio L. Grassi is Professor of History of International Relations in Sapienza University of Rome. 

Samim Akgönül is Director of the Department of Turkish Studies at the University of Strasbourg, is a Historian and Political Scientist, specialized in the history of contemporary Turkey and of minorities in Turkey.

Cahit Aslan is Professor of Sociology at Çukurova University (Adana). A large part of his academic work concerns sociology of migration, ethnicity, social structure and change, sociology of social movements and identities.

Emanuela Claudia Del Re is a political sociologist expert in refugees and IDPs, minorities, religious phenomena, migrations, conflict studies, security issues. She is currently the Special Representative of the European Union for the Sahel.

Baskın Oran is Professor Emeritus, School of Political Science (Ankara University) Fired four times from university after 1971 and 1980 military coups.

Clémence Scalbert Yücel, has a PhD in Human Geography (Paris IVSorbonne) and BA in Kurdish Language and Civilisation (INALCO), and is Senior Lecturer in Kurdish Studies at the University of Exeter. 

Martin van Bruinessen is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Studies of Contemporary Muslim Societies at Utrecht University.

Arus Yumul is Professor of Sociology at Istanbul Bilgi University. Her research focuses on issues of ethnic identities, minorities, hate speech and popular culture.

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