Voices From The Front

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These riveting first-hand accounts of Turkish soldiers who have fought in the internal war against Kurdish guerillas speak to universals: the shock of entering military life and the traumas of warfare; the changes in personality and relations with family and friends; the lingering emotional effects of violence; and the difficulties in returbaning to the "real world." Mater's reportage is in the best tradition of revealing the surreal, illuminating the universal truth of war's devastation. At a time when American ...

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Overview

These riveting first-hand accounts of Turkish soldiers who have fought in the internal war against Kurdish guerillas speak to universals: the shock of entering military life and the traumas of warfare; the changes in personality and relations with family and friends; the lingering emotional effects of violence; and the difficulties in returbaning to the "real world." Mater's reportage is in the best tradition of revealing the surreal, illuminating the universal truth of war's devastation. At a time when American troops are again caught in a vicious insurgency, the Kurdish issue has high visibility, and Turkey is a major actor in the Middle East, the experiences of these former soldiers resonate.

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"Voices from the Front is a rich tapestry of oral testimonies that defy easy categorization. While some former Turkish soldiers embrace the war on Kurdish guerrillas as patriotic adventure, others detest the discipline, boredom, filth, and fear. They, too, are victims of militarism and machismo. Mater, a famed jourbanalist and peace activist, conveys their stories with great integrity and courage. "
— James Ron, Canada Research Chair in Conflict and Human Rights, McGill University, and author of Frontiers and Ghettos: State Violence in Serbia and Israel

"Voices from the Front bears the extraordinary stories soldiers brought back with them, with the power of Michael Herr's Dispatches. It provides remarkable insight into today's Turkey and is a brave, disturbing and uncompromising look at the war the world missed but that is all too typical of modern warfare.

—Rohan Jayasekera , Index on Censorship

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403961204
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Nadire Mater is a leading Turkish jourbanalist who has frequently covered children's rights, human rights, women's rights, minorities and freedom of expression issues.

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