Turkey Is The First Modern Secular State In A Predominantly Islamic Middle East In This Major Textbook, Feroz Ahmad Provides A Thorough Examination Of The Political, Social And Economic Processes Which Led To The Formation Of A New Turkey.After A Chapter On The Ottoman Legacy, The Book Covers The Period Since The Revolution Of 1908 And The Development Of The New Turkey Successive Chapters Chart The Progress Through The Single Party Regime Set Up By Ataturk 1923 1945 , The Multi Party Period 1945 1960 And The Three Military Interventions Of 1960, 1971 And 1980 The Book Ends In 1989 With The Election Of Turgat Ozal As President In Contrast To Most Current Analyses Of Modern Turkey, The Author Emphasises The Socio Economic Changes Rather Than Continuities As The Motor Of Politics. This is an excellent standard survey, with the bonus that there s a chapter particularly examining the role of the Turkish military and their nearly once a decade coups Strong analysis of Kemalism and the effect that NATO and EU have had on the way Turkey sees itse
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- 268 pages
- The Making of Modern Turkey
- Feroz Ahmad
- 09 June 2017 Feroz Ahmad