Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern Turkey

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by Hugh Pope
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590206908

ISBN-13: 9781590206904

Pub. Date: 12/06/2011

Publisher: The Overlook Press

Turkey today-one of the world's fastest growing tourist destinations-defies easy categorization. Friends speak of the Turks as blunt yet hospitable, inhabiting a land rich in history and culture, a member of the E.U. and strategic ally to the United States. Detractors cite military coups and concerns about Islamic fundamentalism. Turkey Unveiled fills a notable gap

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Turkey today-one of the world's fastest growing tourist destinations-defies easy categorization. Friends speak of the Turks as blunt yet hospitable, inhabiting a land rich in history and culture, a member of the E.U. and strategic ally to the United States. Detractors cite military coups and concerns about Islamic fundamentalism. Turkey Unveiled fills a notable gap in Western history regarding this extremely complex country. This newly updated edition covers the first decade of the twenty-first century and brings the book up to the present.

The authors, who speak fluent Turkish and have reported from Turkey for twenty years, provide a rich mosaic of contemporary Turkey and its formative past. The strengths and weaknesses of the Ottoman Empire; the Armenian tragedy; the Kurdish struggle for independence; and the controversial legacy of the brilliant but autocratic founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590206904
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Acknowledgements x

Maps xii

Note on Turkish Spelling xviii

Introduction 1

1 Tangled Roots 7

2 Ottoman Glory and Decline 21

3 Turkey for the Turks 36

4 Atatürk, Immortal Leader 50

5 Walking the Tightrope 69

6 A New Beginning 82

7 The Army Shows Its Hand 92

8 The Cyprus Disaster 106

9 Wilderness Years 123

10 The Generals Take Charge 138

11 The Özal Revolution 155

12 A Bridge Too Far 177

13 Özal Stumbles 195

14 A Place at the Feast 214

15 The Kurdish Reality 241

16 The Wolf and the Bear 276

17 The Noxious Nineties 298

18 Erdogan Catches the Train 322

Conclusion 350

Chronology 357

Notes 363

Bibliography 372

Index 376

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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.