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Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State

Bilge Yesil


Investment and expansion have made Turkish media a transnational powerhouse in the Middle East and Central Asia. Yet tensions continue to grow between media outlets and the Islamist AKP party that has governed the country for over a decade. This book unlocks the complexities surrounding and penetrating today's Turkish media. The book focuses on a convergence of global and domestic forces that range from the 1980 military coup to globalization's inroads and the recent resurgence of political Islam. The book's analysis foregrounds how these and other forces become intertwined, and it uses Turkey ... More

Keywords: Turkish media, military coup, political Islam, economic power, political power, media conglomerates, state pressure, authoritarianism, neoliberal reform, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040177
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bilge Yesil, author
College of Staten Island