Depoliticizing politics: Egypt's media boycotts in the Turkish media

Yeşim Kaptan*, Marwan M. Kraidy

*Corresponding author for this work

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By focusing on public discourse about the 2013 Egyptian boycott of Turkish television series, this paper analyzes the rarely discussed "media boycott"phenomenon in media studies. By examining the discursive chasms of Turkish Press and entertainment media through a critical discourse analysis (CDA), we investigate how the Turkish dailies take a position to determine the boycotting issue to the public, and enquire into the politics around the boycotting discourse which created an illusion that markets are not embedded in political relations, which can be considered separate domains under capitalism. The concept we called "depoliticizing the politics"denotes that Turkish agents framed the boycott as a solely economic crisis by dismissing the conflict's political dimension.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-421
Number of pages17
JournalCommunication, Culture and Critique
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021


  • Egypt
  • Media Boycott
  • Media Discourse
  • Turkey
  • Turkish TV Series

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Computer Science Applications


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