The interactions between the Turkish and Moroccan State actors and governments

This literature review, prepared by Lalla Amina Drhimeur, is a comparative study on the history and political ideology of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) and Morocco’s Justice and Development Party (Parti de la justice et du développement, PJD). It demonstrates how these two parties share similar ideological characteristics while evolving in two different political and social contexts. As such, this study provides an in-depth look into the AKP and PJD’s political and religious ideologies, their political programs, and their policies towards the Turkish and Moroccan diaspora respectively. In doing so, this literature review reveals that these political parties represent the second generation of Islamic parties that maintain references to Islam while promoting a modern terminology on human rights and democracy.

This literature review was prepared in the scope of the ongoing EU-funded research for the “PRIME Youth” project conducted under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, Prof. Dr. Ayhan Kaya, and funded by the European Research Council with the Agreement Number 785934.