Global History of the Present: Turkey Since 1989: Angry Nation

Editor/Author Oktem, Kerem
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Zed Books

Single-User Purchase Price: $95.00
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ISBN: 978-1-84813-212-2
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available

Turkey has often looked like an odd appendix to the West: economically backward, inward looking, marred by political violence, yet a staunch NATO ally. But since the momentous changes in the world order of 1989, Turkey has become a major power broker and one of the largest economies in the world, albeit with ethnic and religious conflicts persisting. Kerem �ktem charts the contemporary history of Turkey, exploring such key issues as the relationship between religion and the state, Kurdish identity, Turkey�s relationship with Israel and the ongoing controversy over EU membership. Readable but comprehensive, Turkey since 1989 is the definitive book on the country�s erratic transformation from a military dictatorship to a maturing, if still troubled, democracy.

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