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Minorities in Constitution Making in Turkey

Author(s): Eduard Alan Bulut

Book Description

This book addresses the constitutional journey of religious minorities in modern Turkey, specifically the Lausanne minorities, who have been both coded and blacklisted in the official records for decades. It focuses on the non-Muslim citizens who have maintained their lives with confidential codes without knowing that these codes have been instrumentally used for strategic purposes. In spite of such discriminatory practices, they are on the way to a new democratic and civil constitution. It is significant to note that this will be their first constitutional experience in post-republic history.

The first book to document the role of religious minorities in constitution making in modern Turkey, it lists recent discussions and findings on this controversial process. One of the important findings of this study is that government-led initiatives endeavouring to be inclusive have had the opposite effect.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0328-1
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0328-3
Date of Publication: 01/12/2017
Pages / Size: 117 / A5
Price: £58.99


Eduard Alan Bulut is a political scientist and researcher. As a PhD candidate in Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul Fatih University, Turkey, he is currently working on his dissertation on “Economic Determinants of Elites’ Resistance to Democratize in Wealthy Non-democracies”. His publications include Selected Essays on India (2014), “A Focus on Greek Christian Community in Turkey: A Frightened Society and Deep-rooted Institution under Crucifixion” in Current Issues in Sociology: Work and Minorities (2012), and “Ideas of Europe and European Union in Turkey” in Ideas of/for Europe: An Interdisciplinary Approach to European Identity (2012).