Turkey unveiled: a history of modern Turkey

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Overlook Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
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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 Unveiled: A History of Modern Tukey

User Review  - Josh - 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. Read full review

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User Review  - Tyler - Goodreads

Didn't quite finish this - I stopped about 100 pages from the end. Interesting read, but a little more focused on the politics of Turkey than I was looking for. I enjoyed what I got out of it, but it maybe isn't the best book. Read full review


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Ottoman Glory and Decline
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About the author (1997)

Pope was born in Switzerland, she reports for Le Monde and for international radio stations in Turkey

Hugh Pope read Persian and Arabic at Oxford, and has reported for the Independent, Los Angeles Times, BBC, and Reuters. He currently runs the news bureau in Istanbul for the Wall Street Journal.

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