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Pınar Melis Yelsalı Parmaksız

(1923–1946), and a brief excursus at the end into the more recent Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (Justice and Development Party, AKP) period. 1 Modernization refers to the process of change starting at the end of the eighteenth century in the Ottoman lands

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The Politics of Greening the City

The Case of the Bostan of Kuzguncuk, Istanbul

Alice Genoud

against the conservative urban policy of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), the main political formation in Istanbul and Turkey. The principal aim of the AKP, and above all of its leader, Recep Tayip Erdogan, 1 is to make of Istanbul “the financial

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Dreams from Beyond as Politics from Below

The Social Life of Dream Stories within the Hizmet-AKP Conflict in Turkey

Ida Hartmann

Building on ethnographic fieldwork in Istanbul in 2015, this article traces how certain people within the Hizmet community drew on dream stories to understand and manoeuvre within the escalating falling-out with the AKP government. It suggests that, in this context, dream stories were circulated within the community to reframe the conflict against the horizon of the afterlife but prevented from spilling into the wider public sphere out of fear that Hizmet critics would use dream stories to denounce the community as a threat to Turkish republican tradition. The article thus proposes to see the social life of dream stories as a ‘politics from below’ through which relations between the religious and the political refracted and notions of national and religious belonging were negotiated and contested.

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From the “state-idea” to “politically organized subjection”

Revisiting Abrams in times of crisis in Turkey and EU-Europe

Katharina Bodirsky

the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), from the police. They also included the SOMA massacre, where over 300 miners died as a consequence of the neoliberal regime of capital accumulation that the AKP had done much to set up. More recently

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Humor, Amnesia, and Making Place

Constitutive Acts of the Subject in Gezi Park, Istanbul

Christopher Houston and Banu Senay

Party (Justice and Development Party) and toward its leader and now Turkey’s president, Tayyip Erdoğan. The dominant electoral force in Turkey since 2002, the AK Party (AKP) has always polarized voters, who have expressed vastly different feelings toward

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“Urban renewal with dancing and music”?

The renewal machine's struggle to organize hegemony in Turkey

Cansu Civelek

. They boasted about their plans for buying new furniture and clothes despite the cost. A few weeks later, during one of my meetings at the Odunpazarı municipality, ruled by the Justice and Development Party (AKP), the then mayor 2 rehashed the “magical

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Moral Thresholds of Outrage

The March for Hrant Dink and New Ways of Mobilization in Turkey

Lorenzo D’Orsi

belong to leftist groups—a minority who built a strong memory but do not extend solidarities—and to secularist groups that, before the pro-Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power, had shared the hegemonic state ideology and were mostly

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Francisca de Haan

a short discussion of the different but powerful influence of paternalism on the gender regime of the current reigning party, the Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi (Justice and Development Party, AKP). Krassimira Daskalova’s intriguingly titled article, “A

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Kristen Ghodsee, Hülya Adak, Elsa Stéphan, Chiara Bonfiglioli, Ivan Stankov, Rumiana Stoilova, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Mara Lazda, Adrienne Harris, Ayşe Durakbaşa, Lex Heerma van Voss, Lejila Mušić, Zdeňka Kalnická, Sylwia Kuźma-Markowska, Evguenia Davidova, Tsoneva Tsoneva, Georgi Medarov, and Irina Genova

-politics of the authoritarian AKP [Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi] (Justice and Development Party) regime. In fact, Barış için Kadın Girişimi (Women's Initiative for Peace, 2009) was one such initiative that Turkish feminists built in connection with the

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Migration and Migrants between the Favorable and the Problematic

A Discourse Analysis of Secondary School Turkish History Textbooks from 1966 to 2018

Önder Cetin

Partisi, AKP), which has governed Turkey since 2002. Following a major reform in 2005 that embraced the constructivist approach, two subsequent revisions, in 2007 and 2017, shaped the changing content of the secondary school curriculum and textbooks. The