Turkey: The Quest for Identity

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Oneworld, 2003 - History - 222 pages
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This concise history tells the story of Turkey, a country caught between the ideologies of East and West. Feroz Ahmad provides a full survey of Turkey's chequered history, from its beginnings as a disparate group of tribes to its status as the first secular republic in the Islamic world. In addition to providing a detailed account of the key cultural, economic and social events, this accessible text also examines the problems faced by modern Turkey, from the rise of Islamic militancy to current tension in Turkey's government.

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Feroz Ahmad is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Visiting Scholar at the Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University, USA.

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