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Geopolitics and Complexities of Soviet Interpretations

  • Vahram Ter-Matevosyan
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Part of the Modernity, Memory and Identity in South-East Europe book series (MOMEIDSEE)

Abstract

This chapter discusses major changes that occurred in Soviet interpretations of Kemalism from the end of the 1920s to the 1970s. During this relatively long period, Soviet perspectives of domestic ideological transformations in Turkey made a few radical turns, which reflected new complexities in bilateral relations and the polarizing nature of the international order. Developments after WWII put the Soviet Union and Turkey on opposite sides of the Cold War, significantly affecting relations between the two countries. Yet in the 1960s, while inhabiting opposite geopolitical camps, the two countries could find ways to cooperate, which in turn positively affected Soviet perspectives of Kemalism.

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  • Vahram Ter-Matevosyan
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  1. 1.American University of ArmeniaYerevanArmenia

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