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PhD (Political Science) at -Marmara University

In this study, I aim to contribute to the debates of ‘who the “undesired citizens” in Turkey are’ in the eyes of the media by analyzing the media discourses regarding the “undesired citizenship”. The concept of the “undesired citizen” is not fixed and depending on the socio-political developments, but can be defined in different ways

In this study, first of all, I will attempt to draw a conceptual framework about how the notion of “undesired” citizenship can be defined through the relevant works and concepts of various scholars, and thinkers such as Foucault, Gramsci, Bourdieu, Derrida, Laclau and Mouffe, Carl Schmitt, Miller & Rose, and Lacan.


The Image of the "Undesired Citizen" in Turkey: A Comparative Critical Discourse Analysis of Hurriyet and Zaman Newspapers

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Begum Burak Politics
PhD (Political Science) at -Marmara University
8 months ago

The Kemalist nation-building project in Turkey excluded some sort of citizens in Turkey and saw them as a secondary status citizen. These were Kurds, non-Muslims, Alevis and pious Muslims. For example the Kurds could not enjoy talking in their mother tongue. I hope that as the democracy gets better in Turkey, this pathological relationship between the state establishment and some citizens will be eliminated.