Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

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by Nicole Pope, Hugh Pope
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585675814

ISBN-13: 9781585675814

Pub. Date: 06/29/2004

Publisher: Overlook Press, The

Turkey today -- very likely the world's fastest growing tourist destination -- defies easy categorization: European? Western? Islamic? Anarchic? Friends speak of the Turks as blunt yet hospitable, inhabiting a land rich in history and culture, a strategic ally of NATO. Detractors cite "Midnight Express," military coups, Islamic Fundamentalism. The Turks

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Turkey today -- very likely the world's fastest growing tourist destination -- defies easy categorization: European? Western? Islamic? Anarchic? Friends speak of the Turks as blunt yet hospitable, inhabiting a land rich in history and culture, a strategic ally of NATO. Detractors cite "Midnight Express," military coups, Islamic Fundamentalism. The Turks themselves, with characteric indifference, simply say: "All is Turkey." Hugh and Nicole Pope in this very timely account attempt to fill a gap in perception.

Throughout the last generation Turkey has opened up to the outside world, increasingly revealing a pluralistic and dynamic society. The authors, who speak fluent Turkish and have reported from Turkey for a decade, provide a rich mosaic of contemporary Turkey and its formative past. The strengths and weaknesses of the Ottoman Empire, the Armenian tragedy, the ongoing Kurdish struggle, and the controversial legacy of the brilliant but autocratic founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk are all here. They also provide portraits of new leaders who have broken taboos and ushered in new freedoms at a time when other forces attempt to pull Turkey back into the Middle Eastern vortex.

Hugh and Nicole Pope, conbining analysis with understanding, make recent developments in Turkey intelligible for both the general reader and the millions of visitors welcomed by a burgeoning tourist industry.

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ISBN-13:
9781585675814
Publisher:
Overlook Press, The
Publication date:
06/29/2004
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Carsi1903 More than 1 year ago
The definitive work on the history of modern Turkey.