Orientalism, the ‘Terrible Turk’ and Genocide

  title={Orientalism, the ‘Terrible Turk’ and Genocide},
  author={M. Hakan Yavuz},
  journal={Middle East Critique},
  pages={111 - 126}
  • M. Yavuz
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Middle East Critique
This article examines the connections between Orientalism and the construction of the stereotypic image, the ‘terrible Turk.’ It focuses on the major politically motivated texts that were produced during the First World War as war propaganda. These texts portrayed Turks as the enemy of civilization at a time when Britain and later the United States were at war with the Ottoman Empire, which unofficially was known as Turkey in the West. In the years after the First World War, the essentially… Expand
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