This article proposes to study the boundaries of the Turkish-Syrian border in the 1920s and 1930s to illustrate the dynamic relationship between the development of contemporary boundaries - fixed and precise lines, defining well-defined territories - and development of the nation state. In Turkey, the definition of the border was part of the extension of the power of the new republican state on the territory it claimed. The border also played an important role in the nationalist discourse of the Republic, as used to define not only the territory of the State, but also groups and populations need to be excluded. In Syria, where the demarcation of the border played a similar role in the extension of the power of the state attorney, she played a role in the more discursive Syrian Arab nationalist discourse in the discourse of power agent.
|Translated title of the contribution||Borders and State Power: Turkish-Syrian border in the 1920s and 30s|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Revue d'Histoire du Theatre|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2009|