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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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Prejudice

All types of thought –also those of scholars and scientists – proceed according to established models, stereotypes and prejudices.

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Modernity

The concept of modernity can be analysed from various points of view. A sociological perspective sees modernity as the historical era arising from feudal society’s profound transformation processes and that, starting with the Protestant Reformation, sees the emergence of the new bourgeoisie..

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Freedom

The philosophical justification of the idea of freedom is one of those enigmas all great philosophers have addressed, often concluding their imposing attempts by acknowledging the impossibility to access a firm Archimedean point placing freedom on a incontrovertible theoretical pedestal..

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Anti-semitism

The use of the expression anti-Semitism to indicate hostility towards the Jews – only the Jews and not as generally thought towards all “Semitic” people – dates back to the second half of the 19th Century, when the word, a neologism derived from linguistics, was spread throughout...

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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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