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Can the eu Union remodel Greek-Turkish kin? The individuals to ''In the lengthy Shadow of Europe'' learn the ambiguities of Europe's historic position in its Southeastern nook to make clear the potential paths mendacity forward. From their a variety of an-gles, they spotlight the paradoxes of a courting among intimate adversaries, marred via tormented histories, nationalist narratives and bilateral disputes yet bolstered by means of historic familiarity, geographic neighborhood, and the primary for cooperation. And past this face a face, the authors convey how, as Greece and Turkey built into self reliant realms within the shadow of Europe, their intertwined trajectories additionally contributed to defining this similar Europe 'at the edges'. past the Greek - Turkish courting, this e-book illustrates the significant demanding situations the eu Union faces as a mediating strength either inside and outdoors its borders.
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In this context, Greek as well as Bulgarian identity was exceptionally uid as Macedonian villagers were forced to make choices out of necessity, rational calculation or in response to perceived threats. Their choices and their uctuating loyalties produced a geography that deed a straightforward cartographic representation. As the local population and territory became veritable prizes coveted by itinerant irregular bands whose mission was to convert the former and secure the latter for their respective nations, the terrain of Macedonia was unstable, governed by a system of ‘itinerant territoriality,’11 of oscil9 John S.
Landau, Pan-Turkism: From Irredentism to Cooperation, (London: Hurst & Co, 1995), pp. stanbul: Tarih Vakf Yurt Yaynlar, 2000). 26 contested geographies 33 spread of literacy among Turkic groups in Russia. Within the Ottoman Empire, pan-Turkism fed off the same sources that sparked Turkism off towards the end of the nineteenth century. At rst, the movement concentrated mainly on the position of the ‘Turkish’ populations within the empire. Yet the study of the ancient history and cultural heritage of the Turks inevitably stimulated interest in kindred peoples, with whom they believed they shared a similar predicament.
Indispensable in the attempts to visualize the two nations and the relationship between them have been questions revolving around the demarcation of a homeland, which would manifestly be inviolable and uncontestable. Obviously, despite the intensity and systematic nature of such projects, the territorial issue often proved controversial as nation-builders themselves had difculty in reaching a consensus on dening and delineating the national homeland, depending on their particular denitions of the nation, its past and its future prospects.