Özal Leadership and Restructuring of Turkish Ethnic Policy in the 1980s

  title={{\"O}zal Leadership and Restructuring of Turkish Ethnic Policy in the 1980s},
  author={M. Berk Ataman},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={123 - 142}
  • M. Ataman
  • Published 1 October 2002
  • Sociology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
The Ozal period, first prime minister (1983-89) and then president (1989-93), was an era of novelty and change in Turkey's domestic and foreign policy. Largely deviating from the Kemalist tradition, Ozal restructured Turkish politics in many areas. The following examines changes made by Ozal in Turkey's ethnic policy. The traditional ethnic policy of the state the denial of all other ethnic groups, and 'local or Anatolian Turkism' was shaken by internal and external developments in the 1980s… 

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