University of Economics in Bratislava,
Faculty of Applied Languages
The globalized world accompanied by economic crisis has washed up issues which were neglected for some time or their significance was rather underestimated. Multiculturalism has echoed in a number of states where due to various ethnic or religious compounds of population the common co-existence resulted in clashes between cultures from time to time. As soon as they became more frequent and their consequences could not be ignored any more, they entered the political agenda of some prominent European Union leaders as well. The following article puts forward some historic background of this topic and focuses on multiculturalism in the Republic of Turkey with the purpose to elicit the country´s controversial position on its path to the European Union.
KEY WORDS: multiculturalism, Turkey, melting pot, European Union.