Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9152
Title: Changing perceptions of Turkish armed forces: taking stock of partisanship
Authors: Gunduz, K. Aydin
Keywords: Public opinion
armed forces
confidence
Turkey
hybrid regimes
civil-military relations
Civil-Military Relations
Democratic Consolidation
Public-Opinion
European-Union
Turkey
Attitudes
Authoritarianism
Presidentialism
Confidence
Lessons
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Abstract: This article explores the changing public attitudes in Turkey towards the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK), which has historically been among the country's most trusted institutions. Informed by theoretical discussions in the literature and the political trajectory the country has taken over recent years, the study highlights partisan polarization and autocratization as two intertwining factors that inform public perceptions of the Turkish military. The analytical focus is mainly on the voters of the main opposition party. The findings of the regression analysis provide evidence for a significant and rather abrupt shift; CHP voters appear to have lost their confidence in the military. Following a reconfiguration of the political system over recent years, the TSK's image has altered too. It seems it is not 'the guardian of republican values' anymore, but now instead 'the military of a new, hybrid regime in the making' where the boundaries between state and government are obfuscated.
URI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14683857.2022.2137901
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/9152
ISSN: 1468-3857
1743-9639
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection
Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü / Department of Political Science and International Relations
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / WoS Indexed Publications Collection

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