J.-F. Polo "Turkish Cultural Policy: In Search of a New Model?"

J.-F. Polo, "Turkish Cultural Policy: In Search of a New Model?" in Girard M., Polo JF., Scalbert-Yücel C. (eds) Turkish Cultural Policies in a Global World. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 77-103. lien

In 2012 the Turkish Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) government announced it was drafting a new cultural policy better attuned to changes affecting Turkish society and contemporary dynamics within the cultural sector. Policy-makers argued that a new model was needed for cultural policy which would “break with the French model” and be closer to “the English model”. The new normative framework was to consolidate shifts in Turkey’s cultural policy since the AKP came to power in 2002. However, the succession of serious political events since this announcement, coupled with internal and external tensions, have led this planned overhaul of cultural policy to be deferred until a later date.