Highlighting the Nationalist Feelings of Türkiye’s Youth
Understanding of Nationalism in Turkey
Turkish nationalism defends the unity, integrity and strength of the Turkish nation. It accepts Islam as the main element and struggles against regional problems.
Nationalism draws attention with its increasing popularity, especially in recent years.
Effects on Youth’s Feelings of Nationalism
Nationalist education policies can lead the youth to nationalist feelings.
The frequent use of nationalist discourses in the media should increase the nationalist feelings of the youth.
Nationalist policies and leaders strengthen the nationalist feelings of the youth.
The Popularity Nationalism Should Gain
Nationalist discourses should be featured in television programs, art movements, youth festivals, movies and music, and much more in the press.
Young people in Turkey cannot fully express their identification with nationalism.
Nationalism has become the main element of the political debate in Turkey.
Benefits of Nationalism
Nationalism ensures the unity and integrity of the nation.
Nationalism increases citizens’ sense of patriotism.
Nationalism can be used to achieve social justice.
Murat Mustafa Ciritci