Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science - International / Comparative Politics
Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler
Dr. Ron Gelleny
Dr. Phil Marcin
This paper will compare the characteristics among citizens in Turkey who have anti-American views and attitudes. The paper will review of the current literature on what is anti-Americanism, and its consequences, and the chronology of anti-Americanism in Turkey from 2001 to 2013. Next, the paper will explain the political left and right in Turkey, and Turkish Islamic identity, that is, observant Muslims in Turkey. The findings of this paper suggests that Muslim identify has not correlation with levels of anti-Americanism. Rather, there is a correlation between having a leftist political ideology and a higher level of anti-Americanism. The research being presented in this paper will act as a precursor for further studies on explaining anti-American sentiment in Turkish citizens.
thacker, rachel, "Explaining Anti-Americanism in Turkey: A Study of the Patterns of Anti-American Sentiment Among Turkish Citizens" (2016). Honors Research Projects. 207.