Turkey and Azerbaijan: On the Myth of Sharing the same Origin and Culture

Suvari C. C., Kanca E.

IRAN AND THE CAUCASUS, vol.16, no.2, pp.247-256, 2012 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1163/1573384x-20120011
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-256
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


This study looks at Turkish manuals and textbooks, approved by the Ministry of Education of Turkey and used at different levels of the education system, to compile clues regarding the potent identity questions assumed to exist in the relationship between Turkey and Azerbaijan. Textbooks serve as the main source for this study because the education system is the tool that strengthens the state's influence over its citizens. A nation-state's establishment of its own identity is a process that directly builds citizens' consciousness.