Occidentalism: The Historical Fantasy of the Modern

  title={Occidentalism: The Historical Fantasy of the Modern},
  author={Meltem Ahıska},
  journal={The South Atlantic Quarterly},
  pages={351 - 379}
  • Meltem Ahıska
  • Published 16 June 2003
  • Political Science
  • The South Atlantic Quarterly
Europe has been an object of desire as well as a source of frustration for Turkish national identity in a long and strained history. Turkey, who has long been trying to be a member of Europe, regarded  as an especially critical year in its relations with the European Union (EU). Hoping to be given a date for ‘‘negotiations’’ for full membership at the end of the year, the Turkish government concentrated its effort to initiate legislative reforms concerning human rights. Although the… 
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