Political Parties' Perceptions and Uses of Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories in Turkey

  title={Political Parties' Perceptions and Uses of Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories in Turkey},
  author={T. S. Nefes},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={247 - 264}
  • T. S. Nefes
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • The Sociological Review
  • Despite its ever-present and at times escalating significance, conspiracy theory is an under-researched topic in the social sciences. This paper analyses the political influence of conspiracy theories by drawing on semi-structured interviews with the representatives of four major political parties from the Turkish parliament about widespread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories regarding Dönmes (converts). The findings indicate that right-wing political parties problematize the secret character of… CONTINUE READING
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