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Intercultural
Lexicon

Culture-Civilisation

The concept of culture has changed in the course of time.

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Fundamentalism

Fundamentalism means the literal and dogmatic interpretation of holy texts (but these may also be secular texts), the prescriptive indications of which are considered the foundations of all action.

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Mestizo

Following the conquest of the Americas, the word “mestizo” was used to indicate children born of parents belonging to different races, usually and an American Indian woman and a white man (or vice versa).

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The Kurds

An ethnic and linguistic minority in the Near East, the Kurds now live divided between Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria, in a region unofficially known as Kurdistan, where they have always been the object of persecution and oppression.

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Genocide

The word genocide is nowadays used in a number of different ways and one must to try and analyse them separately, to the extent that this is possible.

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding

Cover Stories

IT ARTICLES for SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 12, 2011

Turkey's New Balance

Erdoğan’s Turkey is gaining respect as an indispensable player at both the regional and international levels. During the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, administration, Turkey has undergone many internal transformations, involving crucial issues such as the role played by the army, secularism and minority policies. But what are the still unresolved problems? And what are the objectives of the AKP government? In two interviews, ResetDoc posed these questions to two of Turkey's most respected and influential intellectuals, Soli Özel, a political analyst and professor of international relations at the Bilgi University and Kadir Has University in Istanbul, and Nilüfer Göle, a sociologist at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Changing the Debate over Turkey Soli Özel, interviewed by Giancarlo Bosetti
Erdoğan and Secularism Nicola Mirenzi
Shifting Identities and the Stakes of Turkish Democracy Nilüfer Göle, interviewed by Juliana DeVries
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