Guest Editors' Introduction: Debating the Ergenekon Counter-Terrorism Investigation in Turkey

@article{Balc2012GuestEI,
  title={Guest Editors' Introduction: Debating the Ergenekon Counter-Terrorism Investigation in Turkey},
  author={A. Balcı and Tim Jacoby},
  journal={Middle East Critique},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={137 - 144}
}
In the Turkish nationalist narrative, the term Ergenekon signifies the mythical Turkish land in Central Asia that saw the re-birth of Turks hitherto brought to the brink of extinction by its enemies. Since the mid-1990s, it has been used to define ‘a Gladio-type gang hidden within the state’ by some, while others see it as ‘a wider organization ranging from armed gangs to civil society associations’ aiming to ‘defend the regime against Islamist and antiKemalist movements.’ By the latter half of… Expand
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