Talking Turkey: After Banning of Virtue, Nationalism Takes over Where Islamism Left Off
Gorvett, Jon, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
TALKING TURKEY: After Banning of Virtue, Nationalism Takes Over Where Islamism Left Off
Jon Gorvett is a free-lance writer based in Istanbul.
Eight years ago this July, in the central Turkish city of Sivas, 33 writers and intellectuals were burned to death in a hotel fire started by a fundamentalist mob.
The "Sivas incident," as it became known, was one of the worst political massacres in recent Turkish history. Until then, some secular, mainly leftist, public figures had been subject to periodic armed attack from religious extremists, but with Sivas, it seemed that this age-old conflict had erupted into a major new form. The alarm bells started to go off--not just …
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Publication information: Article title: Talking Turkey: After Banning of Virtue, Nationalism Takes over Where Islamism Left Off. Contributors: Gorvett, Jon - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: XX. Issue: 6 Publication date: September 3, 2001. Page number: 26. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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