Cross-border Islamic identity: Turkish foreign policy under the Justice and Development Party government

  • Batool Hussein Alwan Baghdad University - College of Political Science
  • Shoroq Ayad Khudair University of Fallujah


This study attempts to investigate a contemporary identity model that was not familiar with modern Islamic thought, which is an Islamic identity that transcends national borders. More precisely, it is a metaphor for a suprano-geopolitical investment in the identity field, rooted in modern Islamic history. Yes, the Islamic history in general had abounded with this type of investment, as its literature abounded with the global Islamic nation’s discourse, but the effectiveness of access across national borders and the ability to override the latter is a reality that necessitated an axiom in the presence of the national state model defined geographically, in the Islamic world, that it is a transient contemporary Islamic identity carried by A political entity - a state - with Islamic roots and an imperial heir, trying to use the identity dimension to implement a cross-border political agenda, depicting a pragmatic political stance, as it invests its religious identity in building its soft power and military power in predominantly Muslim areas, establishing a network of Desires with the currents of political Islam in them, especially those areas that were part of its imperial geography or strategic depth, it is the contemporary Turkish political system under the government of the "Justice and Development" party, with which the impact and role of the variable of the Islamic identity "the new Ottoman identity" has strengthened in Contemporary Turkish foreign policy trends.

May 24, 2020
How to Cite
ALWAN, Batool Hussein; KHUDAIR, Shoroq Ayad. Cross-border Islamic identity: Turkish foreign policy under the Justice and Development Party government. Tikrit Journal For Political Science, [S.l.], n. 19, p. 147-166, may 2020. ISSN 2312-6639. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2020. doi: