The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey

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Metin Heper, Sabri Sayari
Routledge, May 7, 2013 - History - 416 pages
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In recent years, there has been growing interest in Turkey, stemming from the country’s developing role in regional and global politics, its expanding economic strength, and its identity as a predominantly Muslim country with secular political institutions and democratic processes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging profile of modern Turkey. Bringing together original contributions from leading scholars with a wide range of backgrounds, this important reference work gives a unique in-depth survey of Turkish affairs, past and present. Thematically organised sections cover:

  • Turkish history from the early Ottoman period to the present
  • Turkish culture
  • Politics and international relations
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • The Turkish economy and economics

Presenting diverse and often competing views on all aspects of Turkish history, politics, society, culture, geography, and economics, this handbook will be an essential reference tool for students and scholars of Middle East studies, comparative politics, and culture and society.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART I History
3
PART II Culture
65
PART III Politics
137
PART IV Society
257
PART V Geography
315
PART VI Economy
339
Index
389
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Metin Heper is Professor of Political Science at Bilkent University in Ankara and a founding and honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences.

Sabri Sayarı is Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University in Istanbul.

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