Thesis Type: Postgraduate
Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Turkey
Approval Date: 2008
Thesis Language: English
Student: Ayşe İrem Tunçer
Supervisor: NECMİ ERDOĞANAbstract:
In this study, the Turkish left in the 1960s is discussed in the light of the term peculiarism. This is done on the basis of three groups of the Turkish left in the period, namely the Yön journal, the MDD group and the TİP with specific reference to Mehmet Ali Aybar. The main premises of the term peculiarism are considered to be nationalism, Kemalism, developmentalism or non-capitalist path of development, the idea of a “popular national front” and anti-imperialism. Accordingly, each group is discussed on the basis of the above told concepts.