Geopolitics of Denial: Turkish State’s ‘Armenian Problem’

  title={Geopolitics of Denial: Turkish State’s ‘Armenian Problem’},
  author={Tunc Aybak},
  journal={Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={125 - 144}
  • T. Aybak
  • Published 12 February 2016
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies
Abstract Denial of the crimes committed against the Armenians during the late Ottoman Empire has been a permanent feature of modern Turkish diplomatic statecraft, which stems from Turkey’s geopolitical anxieties closely tied with the nation-building process in the Anatolian lands at the expense of other non-Turkish and non-Muslim minorities. The aim of this article is to examine the current discursive debates and diplomatic statecraft in the construction of the denial policies of the Turkish… 

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