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Minorities & Minority Rights in Turkey

From the Ottoman Empire to the Present State

Baskin Oran (author)

ISBN: 9781626378612

Publication Date: Feb 2021

Format: Hardback

Focuses on religious and ethnic minorities in the Republic of Turkey - home for centuries to Alevites, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Kurds, Syriacs, and more - to provide a comprehensive analysis encompassing the Ottoman era to the present.
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The collapse of the multiethnic, multireligious, and multilingual Ottoman Empire after World War I led to the establishment of several nation-states, with enormous repercussions for the empire's minority populations.

Baskin Oran focuses on religious and ethnic minorities in the Republic of Turkey - home for centuries to Alevites, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Kurds, Syriacs, and more - to provide a comprehensive analysis encompassing the Ottoman era to the present.

Minorities and Minority Rights in Turkey is a revised and updated version of Etnik ve Dinsel Aznlklar: Tarih, Teori, Hukuk, Türkiye, published by Literatür in 2018.
Pages 275
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 28 Feb 2021
Publisher Lynne Rienner Publishers
Series Power and Human Rights
Subject/s Middle Eastern history   Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies   Human rights   International relations  
  • Ethnic and Religious Minorities: A Conceptual Framework.
  • Minorities in the Ottoman Empire.
  • Minorities in the Republic of Turkey.
  • Turkey's Obligations Under International Law.
  • Minorities in Turkey's Laws and Legal Structures.
  • Legislative Reforms, Resistance, and Reversals.
  • The Ideological Foundations of Repression and Discrimination.
  • The Implications of Persistent Rights Violations.
Baskin Oran is professor emeritus of international relations at Ankara University. An outspoken activist, his challenges to the ideology and practices of Turkish state institutions have led to numerous reprisals, but he continues to advocate for human rights.

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