L’immaginario dell’altro in una provincia turca al confine con la Repubblica d’Armenia
In the last decade the Turkish government has definitively moved towards Baku, sacrificing its international relations with the Armenian world. This policy has affect Iğdır il, a little-known Turkish province at the foot of Mount Ararat that borders Armenia, Nakhchivan and Iran. Focusing the attention on the mark of the Turkish nation-state on the landscape, some ethnographic cases offer the opportunity to reflect upon Igdir’s social context and historical heritage. The aim is to show both discrepancies and affinities between the Turkish governmental policies and the perception of Armenians otherness among locals. Finally, the analysis show the disconnection between cultural diversity and geographical distance expressed by the locals.