Is Modern Turkish Identity Compatible With European Identity?
The paper asks the question whether social background of Turkish identity allow Turkish to be Europeanized in a short term. The paper will be based on a pessimistic hypothesis as to the research problem: Modern Turkish identity, be constituted mainly by Islamic and national notions is now incompatible with European identity. For this purpose, the paper will reflect two suppositions. First, the differences between Turkish and European identities are important especially in terms of “othering”. The second, Turkey has different political and cultural identities assume different attitudes against the European Union integration process of Turkey.
Keywords- Turkish Identity, European Identity, Othering, Islam, the EU