NORA SENI, in Hérodote,2013/1 No 148 | pages 122 – 137

Abstract Is Turkey switching sides and abandoning the Western world for the Arab-Islamic world? To address this question, this paper moves from analyzing the way of life and the cultural consumption of Islamic conservatives and of the secular lower and upper-middle classes to evaluate the chances Turkish society has of overcoming their differences. It will focus on the role of the government and prime minister in polarizing these two sides of society.