International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Cultural and Literary Studies | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

The Possibility of Confluence between Turks and Armenians: A Critical Reading of The Bastard of Istanbul by The Turkish Novelist, Elif Shafak

Dr. Ahmed Hassan Ali Murshed

Abstract: Confluence means the coming together of people to discuss certain issues. It incorporates a conscious effort to interact genuinely with each other?s desire to listen, understand, and appreciate (Murshed, 2). Confluence is also a way of listening and talking with various cultures, sharing considerations and exchanging viewpoints, and arriving at understanding and respect through focusing on mutual views and benefits (Habib, 8). For Turkey and Armenia, normalization and reconciliation can be seen as two sides of the same coin. A critical and achievable breakthrough would be the establishment of full diplomatic relations between the two countries. This paper discusses the possibility of the confluence between Turks and Armenians and delineates the actual steps to reconcile each other and stops all factors behind the reasons for continual conflict between them. It also recommends all strategies of forgetting the tragic past of 1915, opening a blank page in their relationships as well as resolving all mutual problems to get benefits from economic, cultural, and political fields. Likewise, it sheds light on the importance of geographical, racial, and cultural similarities between different nations.

Keywords: Confluence, Armenians, Turks, Conflict, Genocide

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 1221 - 1225

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