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posted on 2023-01-25, 00:13 authored by Zekiye ArkilicZekiye Arkilic
Turkey has seen a surge in populist nationalism over the last decade. How this has played out in transnational space through overseas Turkish citizens’ voting behaviour remains understudied, however. This article takes up this question, focusing on how the populist–nationalist appeals of the ruling AKP have been received by Turkish citizens in Europe. Specifically, it asks why such appeals have resonated highly with voters in some host countries but not in others. The study suggests that expatriates from Turkey facing more discrimination are more likely to be wooed by populist–nationalist discourse from the homeland. The findings draw on official statements and speeches, Turkish electoral data, the European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey, newspaper articles, and secondary sources.

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Preferred citation

Arkilic, A. (2021). Turkish Populist Nationalism in Transnational Space: Explaining Diaspora Voting Behaviour in Homeland Elections. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 23(4), 586-605. https://doi.org/10.1080/19448953.2021.1888599

Journal title

Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies

Volume

23

Issue

4

Publication date

2021-01-01

Pagination

586-605

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Publication status

Published online

Contribution type

Article

Online publication date

2021-02-16

ISSN

1461-3190

eISSN

1944-8961

Language

en