The Cologne and the Mask:
Metaphors of Modern Turkey under the Pandemic
By Evangelos Areteos
The dilemma between an ideologically re-invented past of Ottoman greatness – which “legitimizes” the greatness of today’s Turkey – and the economic and social realities, as they are shaped by the pandemic, continuously shape Turkish identity and politics even today.
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The Cologne and the Mask: Metaphors of Modern Turkey under the Pandemic