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  • The securitization of the syrian crisis in Turkey: What lies beneath a "threat construction"? 

    Authors:Andrikopoulos, Panagiotis
    Publisher and Date:(Peter Lang AG, 2015)
    During the last two years the Turkish governing party has been trying to show that Assad's regime in Syria is an "existential threat" that cannot and should not left unanswered. The purpose of this paper is to show the process and the steps that the Turkish government followed in order to "designate" a threat stemming from Syria. In doing so, the paper use Copenhagen School's "Securitization" theory, especially, the tool of the Speech Act in order to better understand the process of the "threat ...