Turkey unveiled: a history of modern Turkey
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.
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Review: Turkey UnveiledUser Review - Robert Morris - Goodreads
With this book, the Popes provide an informative and fast paced introduction to the history of Modern Turkey. This is hard to do. The political history of the country is confusing, with multiple ... Read full review
Review: Turkey Unveiled: A History of Modern TukeyUser Review - Goodreads
Solid intro to modern Turkish history. Some of the chapters on internal politics got a bit in the weeds, but the more thematic chapters -- addressing Islam, Kurds, relations with Europe, Russia and the ex-USSR, Middle East -- are really good primers.
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