|dc.description.abstract||This study will deal with the policies, discourses and actions of the Turkish
political parties and their impacts on discources of Turkish nationalism. This
study will evaluate the nationalisms of the Republican People’s Party (the RPP),
the Nationalist Action Party (the NAP), and the Justice and Development Party
(the JDP) of Turkey, especially during the first period of the JDP in power.
Turkish nationalism has been represented by the RPP and the NAP. Nationalism
of the NAP has been conservative, in that sense, the NAP supports traditional and
Islamic values. The RPP has been the follower of the Kemalist principles. The
Justice and Development Party (the JDP) pursues the necessities of the
globalization process. It gives importance to internationalism, accession to the
EU, integration with the global markets. Also, the JDP gives importance to
Islamism and traditional values. Highlighting on some foreign policy issues as
Iraq and Cyprus, changing attitudes of Turkish political parties will be explained.
This study investigates different party discourses on those issues and tries to
consider and evaluate Turkish nationalism of that era.||tr_TR