About Turkey

About Turkey

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by Rashid Ergener, Resit Ergener
     
 

About Turkey is a treasury of information about life in Turkey, written by an expert on the history, politics, and economy of this land�one of the longest continually inhabited places in the world. About Turkey gives you an insider�s view of life styles, current affairs, the status of women, commerce, industry, and much more. It presents a detailed look…  See more details below

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About Turkey is a treasury of information about life in Turkey, written by an expert on the history, politics, and economy of this land�one of the longest continually inhabited places in the world. About Turkey gives you an insider�s view of life styles, current affairs, the status of women, commerce, industry, and much more. It presents a detailed look at Turkish society as only a native and a scholar can know it. About Turkey will help anyone interested in Turkey make sense of what you read or what you see on the Turkish streets and in the countryside. It is also a passionate statement of Turkish points of view on internal and international politics. In these pages you will learn about the unique role of the �Father of modern Turkey,� Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and you will come to understand why his memory remains a dominant force in the daily life of Turks.

About Turkey is, indeed, �everything you always wanted to know about Turkey.�



About the Author

Dr. Rashid Ergener is an economist with degrees from Yale and Oxford. He has also been the guide for some distinguished guests, including a number of world leaders. After a 20-year career as professor of economics at the prestigious Bogazi�i University in Istanbul, Rashid Ergener has turned his passion for Turkish history and culture into a second career as one of the most sought-after tour guides for visiting diplomats and dignitaries, as well as for discriminating Western tourists. He is the author of several books, including a book of poetry and Anatolia, Land of Mother Goddess, an account of some of the earliest civilizations founded in the land now known as Turkey. Dr. Ergener is the founder and president of the Turkish Friends of �atalh�y�k (the oldest-known, city-sized settlement in the world).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780971060968
Publisher:
Pilgrims' Process, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
0.28(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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About Turkey 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This author has rewriten history according to his own theories. The author goes on to talk about Armenians and Greeks and claims that the origins and homelands of these people are fictional. He claims that Urartians(ancient kingdom of Armenia) were not an indo-european people. Later on he goes on to deny the existence of lands where Pontic people and Armenian people used to live. The author makes other FICTIONAL claims. This FICTIONAL novel should be avoided since it gives false information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding reading. Everything You Want To Know About Turkey answers al of your questions. You finish with a wonderful understaning of the people, politics and culture of Turkey. This books answers all your questions you are not generally able to ask on most tours. Rashid makes Turkey come alive and shares its magical powers with whoever read this book or visits this country. I suggest to all who just want to learn about Turkey, or to read before a visit so you can appreciate all Turkey and its people have to offer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr Rashid E has provided for me a crystallised yet detailed overview of his wonderful Turkey. Having had the pleasure of being in a large tour party Rashid co-ordinated and directed through Turkey several months ago, I can vouch that, as comprhensive a work is his book, it is a tasty vignette of his encyclopedic knowledge of his Turkey. In a plain no-nonsense, easily read gem of a book. It is chocked-full of facts, figures, general knowledge including spiritual dimensions and cultural aspects of Turkey. This great book comes refreshingly without 'spin'. Turkey is critical to world peace, has tremendous potential as a world leader in its region. Dr E's book is highly recommended to anyone who wants an excellent snapshot of Turkey.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Concise and up to date, this book is everything you will ever need for your home library. It is recommended for the person interested in Turkey, wishing or planning to visit Turkey, as well as the already initiated traveler who desires information at his/her fingertips. About Turkey is an informative reference written by one of Turkey's most knowledgeable and most sought after tour guides.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...about Turkey is at your fingertips in this little gem of a book. But it...and then go to this magic land and tour with Rashid!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want to know about Turkey this gem of a book is the place to begin your journey. Dr. Ergener's clear and concise presentation spared me countless hours of research. He provides a broad perspective and insight into the character and concerns of modern Turkish society and the wondrously colorful mosaic that is Turkey. After reading this informative book I was well prepared to settle comfortably and quickly into my new neighborhood in the delightful old city of Istanbul. Thank you Dr. Ergener
Guest More than 1 year ago
This little book should be included in the 'must have' library of everybody who has ever visited, planned to visit, or dreamt of visiting Turkey. This is truly 'Everything' you always wanted to know about Turkey. Compiled and written with such respect and love by a 'True' native of this history rich, and beautiful country, an easily read and informative handbook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We had the wonderful opportunity to tour western Turkey with Dr. Ergener in the summer of 2002. We found the book exceptionally helpful during the tour. It is packed full of facts about Turkey to questions we had, but never knew where to find the answers. One of the things we liked most about this book is that Dr. Ergener covers many, many facets about Turkey: social, political, business, foreign relations, religion, military, education - and more - and does so in a concise, no-nonsense, though attention-holding manner. We highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to know more about Turkey and wanting to do so by reading a fact-packed/no time wasting book. Dr. Ergener is an excellent good will ambassador for his beautiful country: this well researched, written book exemplifies that. John Q. Adams and Margaret Sheridan
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful read for the first or indeed many visited traveller to Turkey. The book is full of facts anf figures anf general information that is often difficult to find anywhere else - read this before you travel to this magical country and you'll be up to speed with a lot of interesting and beneficial information which will make your journey that much more meaningful