International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

New Minority Woman/Terrorism
Poyraz Gürson, İpek Adalier

In the first part of the article, generally the term minority and the factors determining being minority has been focused and within this framework the Treaty of Lausanne and the meaning of minority in Turkey have been mentioned. In the next part, the general perspective of EU toward the minority has been focused on, the agreements about minority rights that EU countries took side and the rights provided towards the minority in these agreements have been mentioned. After focusing on the comparison between the Treaty of Lausanne and The Copenhagen Criteria, special cases of Alevi and Kurdish in Turkey have been focused on and some information has been given in order to identify the groups. After focusing on the meaning of self-determination of people in purpose of explaining the minority rights, the stance of UK and Spain from EU towards the minorities and their legal regulations have been presented. On the other hand, the term patriotism has been defined and it has been supported that the patriotism is compassion and devotion to one’s country. Today, in terms of universal values, national and ethnic minorities force the governments to reconstruct the linguistic and religious demands, developed and developing countries in the world. Within the framework of universal values and international agreements and in terms of European Union Turkey multicultural country recognized the cultural and human rights of its citizens. As a result of that Turkey led to its citizens to be “volunteer” and it caused to develop the term of “a common patriotism feeling” for its citizens. In the consideration of all these, it has been mentioned about Turkey’s progression about being a secular and social constitutional state.

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