Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know(r) (Paperback)

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Turkey occupies a strategic position in today's world: the only predominantly Muslim nation to be a member of NATO and an ally of Israel, it straddles both Europe and Asia. Turkey is the link between Islam and Western democracy, between Europe and the Middle East. In this concise introduction,
Andrew Finkel, who has spent twenty years in Turkey writing about the country for publications such as The Economist and Time magazine, unravels Turkey's complexities. He sets the complications and transformations of present-day Turkey against the historical background of the Ottoman Empire, the
secular nationalist revolution led by Kemal Atat rk, and repeated political interventions by the military, which sees itself as the guardian of Atat rk's legacy. Finkel reveals a nation full of surprises. Where else but in Turkey, Finkel writes, would secularist liberals have supported a prime
minister who was once jailed for promoting religious extremism? From the Kurdish question to economic policy, from Turkey's role in Iraq to its quest for EU membership, Finkel illuminates the past and present of this unique, and uniquely consequential, country in Turkey: What Everyone Needs to
Know(R).

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About the Author


Andrew Finkel is a journalist who has been based in Turkey for twenty years. His reporting has appeared in The Economist, Time, The Daily Telegraph, The Times of London, and CNN.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199733040
ISBN-10: 019973304X
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: What Everyone Needs to Know (Paperback)