Montag, 26. November 2012

“Islamic-conservative Nationalism - The Ideological Foundations of the AKP’s Hegemony in the Neoliberal Context”

Cenk Saraçoğlu on Political Islam, Nationalism and the Kurdish Question in Turkey
Interview: Errol Babacan

The ideological outlines of the AKP’s neoliberal hegemonic project have been shaped in response to two political challenges. Radical Islamism has been pacified whereas the conflict with the Kurdish movement is still the most serious dynamic of crisis. After the failure of the “democratic opening” to eliminate the influence of the Kurdish movement, the forcible abolition of the latter appears to be the only way for the realization and success of the hegemonic project.