Securitization of Turkish Nationalist Non-Governmental Organizations in Germany
Keywords:Securitization, Turkish Diaspora, Germany, Non-Governmental Organizations, Nationalism
Since 2013, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) that have adopted Turkish nationalism in Germany have been included in the reports for the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. According to the reports, they are considered to be elements that threaten German democratic culture and minorities in Germany. The issue was brought to the German Bundestag and it was brought to the agenda that these NGOs could be a security threat and have radical right wing features. In this regard, the main purpose of this study is to examine how and why the NGOs that adopted Turkish nationalism in Germany, which have been working through umbrella NGOs as legal entities since 1978, are perceived as a security threat. The background of the path to this process is examined from a social constructivist perspective with the theory of securitization.