June 14, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 128 Pages - 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367030933 - CAT# K405492
Series: Conspiracy Theories
It provides a nuanced overview of the discourses of Turkish conspiracy theorists and examines how these theorists argue for and legitimize their worldview. The author discusses a broad range of conspiracy theories including some influenced by Kemalist and Islamist perspectives as well as those of the ruling Justice and Development Party (JDP). The most influential authors, books, references and images within the conspiracist milieu are all examined in detail.
This book will be an important source for scholars interested in extremism in Turkey, and the societal and political impact of conspiracy theories.
Introduction, 1. The Turkish Conspiratorial Setting: The National Narrative, 2. The Islamist Counter-Narrative, 3. The Neo-Kemalist Conspiracy Theories (2000–2010), 4. Deep State: Reality, Discourse, Conspiracy Theory, 5. Islamist Conspiracy Theories in Power (2002–), Conclusion.