Apologies for the Past: Two Cases from Turkey

This book explores the issue of collective apology, and its potential to function as a symbolic form of restitution that publicly addresses and acknowledges the grievances faced by victimized groups. It explores two cases of collective apology in Turkey,  the 'I Apologize' online signature campaign in 2008, and an apology speech carried out by a state official on the Dersim massacre in 2011. Both events raised significant public debate in Turkish society. Taking these two recent cases of collective apology and looking at them through the lens of existing scholarship on collective apology, this thesis explores the answers to a set of questions; on the format, wording and enactment of the apologies and their dealing with the issues of responsibility, and reconciliation.

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Kitabın Adı:

Apologies for the Past: Two Cases from Turkey

Yazar:
Hilal Ünal
Dizi Adı:

History: 276

Yayın Yılı:

2019

Sayfa:

156

Ebat:

13.5 x 21 cm.

Kağıt:

Enzo 70 gr.

Kapak:

Cevdet Mehmet Kösemen

Cilt/Kapak:

250 gr. Mat, Amerikan Bristol, 4 renk

ISBN/Barkod:

 978-605-2380-96-3

Fiyat:

100,00 TL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABBREVIATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE "AGE OF APOLOGY"

Origins of Collective Apologies

Phenomenon of Collective Apologies

Criteria of apologies

THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN TURKEY

The Armenian Genocide

The Dersim Massacres

Aftermath: Minorities in the Turkish Republic

THE APOLOGIES

The "I Apologize" campaign

Official reactions

Non-Official reactions

The Dersim Apology

Official reactions

Non-official reactions

ANALYSIS OF THE APOLOGIES

The 'I Apologize' Campaign

Format, Wording, Aim

Responsibility

Reconciliation

The Dersim Apology

Format, Wording, Aim

Responsibility

Reconciliation

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX