Con­fer­ence: Turkey in the 1960s: So­cial Change and Po­lit­i­cal Rad­i­cal­iza­tion, Ham­burg

Turkish Review - - CONTENTS - TO­BIAS VÖLKER,

Con­sid­er­ing the vast body of lit­er­a­ture on the po­lit­i­cal de­vel­op­ments in Turkey in the 1970s, it is sur­pris­ing that the decade im­me­di­ately pre­ced­ing this tu­mul­tuous pe­riod of Turk­ish his­tory has in com­par­i­son been un­der­stud­ied. An in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence held at the Turk­ish Stud­ies Depart­ment of Ham­burg Uni­ver­sity on June 26-28, 2014, aimed at fill­ing the gap by ad­dress­ing the topic of so­cial change and po­lit­i­cal rad­i­cal­iza­tion in Turkey in the 1960s. In fact, some of the re­cur­ring ques­tions of the con­fer­ence turned out to be whether the ori­gins of the po­lit­i­cal up­heavals in the ’70s can be traced back to the late 1960s, whether the emer­gence of in­creas­ingly rad­i­cal left­ist and right­ist groups in Turkey should be an­a­lyzed in the con­text of the for­ma­tion of the so-called stu­dent move­ment in other coun­tries, and, if so, which de­vel­op­ments are nev­er­the­less to be con­sid­ered unique to the Turk­ish con­text. Con­trast­ingly, par­tic­i­pants ex­plored which cur­rents and

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