THE IDENTITY OF THE MODERN TURKISH NATION-STATE: SEVERAL POLITICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL REFERENCES

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Slavejko Sasajkovski
Ljubica Micanovska

Abstract

The modern Turkish state is a typical nation-state, as it is originally defined by the Westphalian international political and legal order. This essential feature of the modern Turkish nation-state is the product of the theoretical concept and the fundamental political and ideological principles and postulates of Kemalism (Kemal Ataturk), that is, the paradigm of the modern Turkish constitutionality and the modern Turkish determination of its national identity. This national identity is the identity of a nation-state, that is, the identity of a nation as a political nation, as citizens of the modern Turkish state (nation-state). The modern Turkish national identity in this sense does not have its own classical ethnogenesis, that identity is not an ethnonational identity, but it is the identity of a true nation-state that includes in itself all the special ethnonational identities, united as a Turkish national identity of a nation-state. The ethnonational identity for the paradigm of the modern Turkish national identity is exclusively only private and personal determination of individuals citizens of the modern Turkish nation-state, which does not recognize, accept, or admits the constitutional-legal order of the modern Turkish state. Moreover, these ethnonational identities have treatment of a factor of essentially jeopardizing the integrity and cohesion of the modern Turkish nation-state.   


 

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Sasajkovski, S. ., & Micanovska, L. . (2020). THE IDENTITY OF THE MODERN TURKISH NATION-STATE: SEVERAL POLITICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL REFERENCES. Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, 5(1), 122-132. Retrieved from https://e-jlia.com/index.php/jlia/article/view/148
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Thematic Section: Neo-Ottomanism
Author Biography

Slavejko Sasajkovski

Slavejko Sasajkovski, Ph.D. Sociology graduate researcher from Faculty of Philosophy - Institute of Sociology - research direction in 1984, with diploma work "The Vatican and contemporary international political relations". Master sociological Science from the Institute for Sociological, Political - Juridical Research (ISPJR) - Skopje, in 1994, with a thesis "Universal religions, the spirit of tolerance and ecumenism". Doctor of Social Sciences from the Institute for Sociological, Political - Juridical Research - Skopje, in 1998, with a dissertation "Revitalize the social function of religion: a religious-political confrontation with the religious phenomenon". Since 1985 employed at the Institute for Sociological, Political - Juridical Research - Skopje, where he was elected as a scientific advisor. Dr. Sasajkovski was a mentor of defended doctoral dissertations and master's theses in the areas of political and sociological sciences and the field of management and mentor of doctoral dissertations master's thesis that the mentoring phase of the scientific areas of social and political sciences.

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