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Year 2013, Issue 19, 85 - 102, 24.10.2014

Abstract

This paper is based on a presentation delivered at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford on 21st of May 2012 as part of the Seminar Series “Authority, Censorship and Subversion in Turkey: Culture and Society in the AKP Years”. It reviews the developments that took place in realm of freedom of communication and media in the last decade.Through interviews with editors and journalists, this presentation demonstrates that the exercise of democratic citizenship through the media and freedom of communication in Turkey is inversely correlated todeepening of AKP’s power in governance.

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Elusive Citizenship: Media, Minorities and Freedom of Communication in Turkey in the Last Decade

Year 2013, Issue 19, 85 - 102, 24.10.2014

Abstract

This paper is based on a presentation delivered at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford on 21st of May 2012 as part of the Seminar Series “Authority, Censorship and Subversion in Turkey: Culture and Society in the AKP Years”. It reviews the developments that took place in realm of freedom of communication and media in the last decade. Through interviews with editors and journalists, this presentation demonstrates that the exercise of democratic citizenship through the media and freedom of communication in Turkey is inversely correlated to deepening of AKP’s power in governance. 

keywords: Justice and Development Party, AKP, Turkey, media freedom, journalism, citizenship, governance

 

References

  • ABGS (2001), Constitutional Amendments, Prime Ministry Secretariat General for European Union Affairs, Ankara.
  • AKTAR Ayhan (2004), Varlık Vergisi ve ‘Türkleştirme’ Politikaları, İstanbul, İletişim.
  • Article19 (2010), http://www.article19.org/data/files/pdfs/press/turkey-article-19calls-on-government-to-lead-by-example-during-committee-of.pdf, 17.11.2010.
  • BALİ N. Rıfat (2003), Cumhuriyet Yıllarında Türkiye Yahudileri: Bir
  • Türkleştirme Serüveni 1923-1945, İletişim, İstanbul.
  • BILEFSKY, Dan and Arsu Şebnem (2012), “Charges Against Journalists Dim the Democratic Glow in Turkey”, The New York Times, http://www.nytimes. com/2012/01/05/world/europe/turkeys-glow-dims-as-government-limits-freespeech.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0, 4 January 2012.
  • ÇAĞAPTAY, Soner (2009), “Turkey’s Turn from the West”, The Washington Post, 02.02 2009.
  • CHRISTENSEN Miyase (2010), “Notes on the publci sphere and pos-national 101 axis: Journalism and freedom of expression in Turkey”, Global Media and Communication, 6 (2): 177-197.
  • ERGIN S. (2001), “AB’nin Kurtce talebi” [EU’s Kurdish Demand], Hürriyet, http:// webarsiv.hurriyet.com.tr/2001/12/25/67392.asp, 25.12.2005.
  • EC (2003), European Commission Regular Report on Turkey’s Progress Towards Accession, 10th November 2003, Brussels, European Commission.
  • EC (2004), European Commission Regular Report on Turkey’s Progress Towards Accession, 6th November 2004,Brussels, European Commission.
  • Hürriyet (2004), “RTUK’ten geleneksel dilde yayına izin”, Hürriyet, http://arama. hurriyet.com.tr/arsivnews.aspx?id=198210, 25.01.2004.
  • Hürriyet (2006), “Şanlıurfa’da ilk Kurtce yayın başladı”, Hürriyet, http://arama. hurriyet.com.tr/arsivnews.aspx?id=4135349, 23.03.2006
  • KARAKAŞLI Karin (2001), “Gazetelerin Satıraralarında”, Görüş Ermeniler Özel Sayısı, Ağustos, 66-9.
  • KARPAT H. Kemal (1982), ‘Millets and Nationality: The Roots of the Incongruity of Nation and State in the Post-Ottoman Era’, in Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire: The Functioning of a Plural Society, edited by Benjamin Braude and Bernard Lewis, 141-70. Vol. 1. New York: Holmes and Meier Publishers.
  • KASABA Raşit and Bozdoğan, Sibel (1997), Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey, University of Washington Press.
  • KEYDER Çağlar (2005), “A history and geography of Turkish nationalism”, in F. Birtek and T. Dragonas (eds) Citizenship and the Nation-State in Greece and Turkey, London, Routledge, pp. 3-17.
  • KİRİŞÇİ Kemal and Winrow Garreth (1997), The Kurdish Question and Turkey: an example of a trans-state ethnic conflict, London, Frank Cass.
  • MAHONEY Robert (2011), “Mission journal: Media under growing pressure in Turkey”, http://cpj.org/blog/2011/07/mission-journal-media-under-growingpressure-in-tu.php. 27.07.2011
  • MÜFTÜLER-BAÇ Mine (1998), “The Never-Ending Story: Turkey and the European Union”, Middle Eastern Studies, 34(4), pp. 240-273
  • O’NEIL Lou M. (2007), “Linguistic Human Rights and the Rights of the Kurds”, in: F.Z. Arat Kabasakal (ed.) Human Rights in Turkey, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 72-86.
  • KAYA Raşit and ÇAKMUR Barış (2010), “Politics and the Mass Media in Turkey”, Turkish Studies, 11:4, 521-537.
  • The Economist (2008), “After the storm”, 08.09.2008.
  • The Economist (2009), “See you in court”, 22.03.2008.
  • The Economist (2009), “Doğan vs Erdoğan”, 02.09. 2009.
  • The Economist (2007), “Turkish nationalism: Waving Ataturk’s Flag”, 10.03.2007.
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  • TİMİSİ Nilüfer (2005), “Cultural Identities in Media Policies: Turkey in the EU
  • Accession Process.”, in M.Bek Gencel and D.Kevin (eds), Communication Policies in the European Union and Turkey, Ankara, Ankara University Press,p. 445-492. TOPUZ Hıfzı (2003), II. Mahmut’tan Holdinglere Türk Basın Tarihi, İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.
  • TILIÇ L. Doğan (2001), 2000’ler Türkiye’sinde Gazetecilik ve Medyayı
  • Anlamak, Istanbul, Su Yayınları.

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Primary Language Turkish
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Dr. Eylem YANARDAĞOĞLU This is me

Publication Date October 24, 2014
Published in Issue Year 2013, Volume , Issue 19

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APA Yanardağoğlu, D. E. (2014). Elusive Citizenship: Media, Minorities and Freedom of Communication in Turkey in the Last Decade . Galatasaray Üniversitesi İletişim Dergisi , (19) , 85-102 . Retrieved from http://iletisimdergisi.gsu.edu.tr/en/pub/issue/7379/96602

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