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Euroscepticism in Turkey

Power and Beyond

Can Büyükbay

This book examines the construction of Euroscepticism in civil society discourse, focusing on Turkey’s possible EU-membership, the ongoing political struggles between different political camps in Turkey and general Western discourse. Applying semi-structured qualitative interviews with Civil Society Organisation leaders and Critical Discourse Analysis, the study shows how civil society leaders evaluate Europe and the European Integration of Turkey. It appears that there are multiple Eurosceptical argumentation strategies in the discourses varying according to ideological background and pro-government and anti-government positioning.
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Appendix A. List of Interviews


1. Zeynep Meydanoglu, board member, (KADER) Association for the Support of Women Candidates, Istanbul, 20 January 2012. Code: K1

2. Hulusi Zeybek, board member, (IHD), Human Rights Association, Istanbul, 23 January 2012. Code: I1

3. Semra Ocak, Head of Istanbul Section, (TMOBB CMO), Chamber of Environmental Engineers, 24 January 2012. Code: Tc1

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