As the revolutions which started on 17 December 2010 in Tunisia and tended to spread rapidly all over the Arab regions were not foreseen, they were perceived as local events. Nevertheless, when millions were mobilized on the streets of Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, the discussions appeared to understand what was happening, what the real reasons were, who were behind the curtain, what would happen in the future if these revolt would be successful eventually. Basically, it is not possible to find out a comprehensive answer to all these questions that can satisfy all as each has a different approach to the issue. Although Arabs try to regain a respected life that they lost a century ago, anti-revolutionaries try everything to preserve colonial order in the region. Nonetheless, such an order cannot survive there. Arab revolutions are not only a social issue. These events will cause the other long-term-movements in the future and will play a significant role in the collapse of the dictatorial regimes which based themselves on violence and suppression.


Arab Revolution, Democratization, İslam, Arab Spring, Globalization

Author : Cevher ŞULUL
Number of pages: 117-129
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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