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Multiculturalism

The word began to be used at the end of the Eighties in the United States to indicate an ideal society in which various cultures could co-exist with reciprocal respect, but avoiding all domination and assimilation into the dominant culture..

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The Mediterranean

Mediterranean: literally the sea in the middle of lands, a bordering sea, and linking these lands. This characteristic makes the Mediterranean a sea that does belong to all the countries overlooking it, but to none in particular, a shared sea, not available for becoming private property..

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Pan-Arabism

“Pan-Arabism” is a movement the objective of which is the unification of Arab peoples and nations. This is a modern cultural trend with political finalities, arising as an answer to colonialism and the West’s involvement in the Arab world..

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The Diaspora

Literally a diaspora is the “dispersion of a people leaving their homeland and migrating in various directions”.

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Islamism

Islamism is a highly militant mobilizing ideology selectively developed out of Islam’s scriptures, texts, legends, historical precedents, organizational experiences and present-day grievances, all as a defensive reaction against the long-term erosion of Islam’s primacy over the public...

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Resetdoc Videos
IT Friday, 23 December 2011

Kurds Enacting the European Integration Process

Fuat Keyman, Istanbul Policy Center

The EU-Turkey integration process and the EU institutions have opened up spaces to empower people, particularly Kurds, to fight for their rights and freedom within their own country. So behind the state-state relationship we see the importance of the EU integration process for third party countries. But how does this process affect the Kurdish, or “multicultural” issue in Turkey? And how will it be possible to recover the relationship between Turkey and the EU? Resetdoc has asked Fuat Keyman, a leading Turkish political scientist and Director of Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University.  


Filmmaker: Nikolai Eberth
Interview and editing: Nina zu Fürstenberg

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