Kulturkampf in Turkey: The Constitutional Referendum of 12 September 2010

  title={Kulturkampf in Turkey: The Constitutional Referendum of 12 September 2010},
  author={Ersin Kalaycıoğlu},
  journal={South European Society and Politics},
  pages={1 - 22}
The referendum of 12 September 2010 saw the resurfacing of the main cultural cleavages in Turkish society, resulting in a major kulturkampf between the more socio-cultural liberal and secular coastal provinces and the more religious conservative hinterland. The AKP and some Islamist and Turkish nationalist fringe parties supported the ‘yea’ vote, the rest of the political parties supported ‘nay’, and the Kurdish nationalists boycotted the referendum. Individual-level statistical analysis of the… Expand
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