Transnational Islamism of Erdogan and Diyanet’s Engagement in Turkish Diaspora’s Life

15 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2021

Date Written: December 1, 2017

Abstract

In the last decades, huge amount of scholarly research on Turkey’s disrupted politics, the AKP and the expansion of state sponsored institutions in diasporic countries has remained a legitimate focus. The perception of a democratizing process or becoming disrupted in Turkey after the coup attempt, only reinforced the idea of an existing plan of a pre-coup democratization in Turkey. This article takes a slightly different approach to existing literature which demonstrates that the Turkish foreign policy are instruments opportunistically employed in the Justice and Development Party, (AKP) who aim to conquer the state and its citizens both at home and abroad to take it from a Kemalist elite and become an Erdoganist authoritarian rule. Since the rise of the AKP, we have witnessed large expansions of institutional policies as well as other state-sponsored mechanisms such as DITIB and Diyanet globally, linking home states and its diaspora beyond the traditional arena.

Keywords: AKP, Diyanet, Erdogan, diaspora, Turkish foreign policy, radicalization

JEL Classification: Z10, Z12

Suggested Citation

Yilmaz, Ihsan, Transnational Islamism of Erdogan and Diyanet’s Engagement in Turkish Diaspora’s Life (December 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3819235 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3819235

Ihsan Yilmaz (Contact Author)

Deakin University ( email )

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Victoria, Victoria 3216
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/ihsan-yilmaz

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