The Perception of the Army by Armenian Minorities Living in Turkey


Ors H. B.

ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY, vol.36, no.4, pp.604-626, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0095327x09344060
  • Journal Name: ARMED FORCES & SOCIETY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.604-626
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This article analyzes the findings of the fourth part of a survey on Turkey's Armenians, the largest non-Muslim minority group living in Turkey, conducted with the aim of understanding their perception of the Turkish Army and Officer Corps. In this article, the author argues that Turkey's Armenians consider the Turkish Army as the most credible and trustworthy institution and a career as an officer as a desirable occupation. The findings of the survey, consisting of face-to-face in-depth interviews, questionnaires, and the author's personal observations, are evaluated and interpreted throughout the article to support the argument.