Turks Today

Turks Today

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by Andrew Mango
     
 

Eighty years have passed since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the Turkish Republic out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and set it on the path of modernization. He was determined that his country should be accepted as a member of the family of civilized nations. Today, Turkey is a rapidly developing country, an emergent market, and a medium-sized regional power with… See more details below

Overview

Eighty years have passed since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the Turkish Republic out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and set it on the path of modernization. He was determined that his country should be accepted as a member of the family of civilized nations. Today, Turkey is a rapidly developing country, an emergent market, and a medium-sized regional power with the second strongest army in NATO. It is an open country that attracts millions of tourists, thousands of foreign businessmen, and hundreds of researchers. They enjoy Turkish hospitality, experience its rich landscape and history, but find it hard to form an overall picture of the country. In this sequel to his acclaimed biography, Ataturk, Andrew Mango provides such a portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society. The Turks Today interprets the latest academic research for a broader audience, making this highly readable book the definitive work on modern Turkey.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585677566
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
03/28/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Pt. ITurkey since the death of Ataturk
Introduction : origins15
1State before nation 1938-194525
2The high cost of free elections 1945-196039
3Years of strife 1960-198057
4Conflict contained 1980-200381
Pt. IITurkey and the Turks today
5Catching up107
6Economic surprises141
7Education and culture157
8Ankara governs177
9Istanbul lives189
10Eastern approaches207
11Red apple or sour grapes233
12Progress and pitfalls243

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