A paradigmatic shift for the Turkish generals and an end to the Coup era in Turkey

dc.citation.epage596en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber4en_US
dc.citation.spage581en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber63en_US
dc.contributor.authorAydinli, E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:02:02Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:02:02Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.departmentDepartment of International Relationsen_US
dc.description.abstractTurkey has been undergoing major democratic transformations in recent years, but one issue remains in question: the role of the military. Have these democratic changes also included an irreversible, structural change for the Turkish military's political role? Are the Turks reconceptualizing their special bond with the armed forces and most importantly, is the military leadership ready to go along with this paradigm shift? This article first provides a typology of civil-military relations worldwide and identifies the main parameters of traditional Turkish civil-military relations as a system in which society maintains a direct, special bond with its military, keeping politics and politicians in a secondary position. It then suggests that this pattern is shifting into a more democratic one, in which society places its trust in politics, thus forcing the military into the secondary position. It then analyzes the discourse and policies of the last three Turkish Chiefs of Staff for evidence that the army is adapting into this paradigm shift. With the completion of this adaptation, Turkey may very well be leaving the coup era behind.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3751/63.4.13en_US
dc.identifier.issn0026-3141
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22585
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMiddle East Instituteen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.3751/63.4.13en_US
dc.source.titleMiddle East Journalen_US
dc.subjectArmed forcesen_US
dc.subjectCivil-military relationshipen_US
dc.subjectDemocratic transitionen_US
dc.subjectMilitary governmenten_US
dc.subjectParadigm shiften_US
dc.subjectPoliticsen_US
dc.subjectStructural changeen_US
dc.subjectEurasiaen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleA paradigmatic shift for the Turkish generals and an end to the Coup era in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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