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FPC Briefing: Anitkabir – Battleground over the nation

By Dr Marc Herzog.

Dr Marc Herzog discusses the central role of Atatürk's mausoleum in Ankara- the Antikabir- as a symbol of Turkey's secular, nationalist heritage and state legitimation as well as a current site of protest by both Turkey's old republican elite and secular civil society.

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