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Turkey, the torn state

The sources selected for our common Wikipedia article have been all written by people who know about the situacion of Turkey like a “Torn country”. For starters, the High Center of the national guard studies, in the book “La adhesión de Turquía a la Unión Europea” deals the topic with a big precision.

Secondly, Baran, Zeyno, who wrote the book “Torn country: Turkey between Secularism and Islamism”, gives more importance to the religious situacion than the politic situacion of the country. However, this point of view is very important too.

Thirdly, we are going to use an periodic report of the European Commission because it is a reliable source about how the negotiation are going on. The same thing happens wiht book “Turquía a las puertas de Europa”, wrote by Leopoldo Stampa Piñeiro and others, where we can find some questions that Turkey have to solve if they want to belong to Europe.

Finally, the author Samuel P. Huntington is a very influential American political scientist who wrote highly-regarded books of political science.The article and the book, Clash of Civilizations, posit that post-Cold War conflict would most frequently and violently occur because of cultural rather than ideological differences. That, whilst in the Cold War, conflict likely occurred between the Capitalist West and the Communist Bloc East, it now was most likely to occur between the world’s major civilizations. This cultural organization contrasts the contemporary world with the classical notion of sovereign states. To understand current and future conflict, cultural rifts must be understood, and culture must be accepted as the locus of war. Thus, Western nations will lose predominance if they fail to recognize the irreconcilable nature of cultural tensions.


-Centro superior de estudios de la defensa nacional, “La adhesión de Turquía a la Unión Europea”, Monografías del Ceseden.

-Baran, Zeyno, “Torn country: Turkey between Secularism and Islamism”, 2010, Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University

-Comisión Europea:”Informe periódico 2000 de la Comisión sobre los progresos de Turquía en el camino de la adhesión”, COM (2000) 713 final, p.4

-Gómez, Pablo “Turquía, el final de toda una época.”, 30 de agosto de 2011.

-Huntington, Samuel P, “El choque de civilizaciones”, 1997, Ediciones Paidós Ibérica.

-Stampa Piñeiro, Leopoldo, otros. “Turquía a las puertas de Europa”, Instituto Español de Estudios Estratégicos, 2006, Ministerio de Defensa.

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