Academic Catalog

HIST578 THE MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY TURKEY

Course Code: 2400578
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course will analyse and discuss the economic, political and social history of contemporary Turkey. It begins with the establishment of the mono-party regime during which the state and society was reshaped along with Kemalist principles. It then traces the dissolution of this regime and focuses on the multi-dimensional transformation of Turkey in the aftermath of the World War II. The course continues with the developments shaped by in-migration, industrialization, political pluralism and military interventions in between 1950-1980. It finally deals with identity crisis emerged in the circumstances shaped by the September 12, 1980 coup detat and accommodation to neo-liberalism.