Tuesday, May 23, 2017
New book on Eurasianism in Turkey
Tüfekçi understands “Eurasianism” broadly, as the idea that Turkey should turn towards Russia rather than the West. He starts off in the nineteenth century, moves on to the period of Turgut Özal (1983-1993) and then to the present day, to Doğu Perinçek and the İşçi Partisi (IP, Workers' Party) and Alexander Dugin, a relationship already mentioned on this blog.
I have not yet been able to look at the book itself. The chapter titles look a bit clunky. But the long view may be interesting.