Ismail Cem’s Views on Kemalism

Dr. Ozan Örmeci

Abstract


Ismail Cem (1940-2007) was a Turkish intellectual and social democrat politician who served as the Turkish Foreign Minister between 1997 and 2002. Cem spent his life investigating the characteristics and problems of Turkish modernization and social democratic solutions to these problems. Ismail Cem wrote on every aspects of Turkish history but especially Cem’s critic of Kemalism (modernization paradigm of Turkish Republic which was identified with the founder of modern Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk) is very interesting and valuable since he was an important part of Kemalist-leftist intellectuals of the country but also offered a different vision than classical Kemalist elite. This article aims to make an analysis of Cem’s views on Kemalism and its pecularities from other interpretations of Kemalism.

 


Keywords


Ismail Cem; Turkish Left; Social Democracy; Kemalism; Turkish Politics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18533/journal.v1i1.4

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