The linkage between Turkish new nationalism and neo racism
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Present study aims to analyze the new Turkish nationalism as a political tendency in the 1990s which tries to construct the Turkish national identity with the program of integrating to global society by several references to catching the modem life style and standards. Concerning the stress on the new Turkish national identity which has reached an osmosis with the western style of life including consumption cultures and general standards of modem life, the study aims to connect these references with the retheorization of neo-racism elaborated by Balibar and to show the possible commonalities between new Turkish nationalism and cultural racism. Additionally, the study aims to explain the main aspects of the new nationalism related to the selected writings of five columnists (Engin Ardıç, Ertuğml Özkök, Hmcal Uluç, Serdar Turgut, Ali Kırca) as the representatives of this new nationalist tendency in mass media and point out the possible differences among these columnists in respect to the styles and references which they use.