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Problems and Perspectives of Existing Interpretations of Kemalism

  • Vahram Ter-Matevosyan
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Part of the Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe book series (MOMEIDSEE)

Abstract

After discussing major turning points in the evolution and transformation of Kemalism between the 1920s and 1970s and before shifting to Soviet perceptions, it is useful to establish existing interpretations of Kemalism and revisit certain established patterns. Since its inception, Kemalism produced divergent interpretations and schisms over its meaning, not only during its active period—what was called “high-Kemalism”—but also after its decline.

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  • Vahram Ter-Matevosyan
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  1. 1.American University of ArmeniaYerevanArmenia

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