The Turks Today: After Ataturk

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Eighty years have passed since Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founded the Turkish Republic out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and set it on the path of modernisation. He was determined that his country should be accepted as a member of the family of civilised nations.

Today Turkey is a rapidly developing country, an emergent market, a medium-sized regional power with the second strongest army in NATO. It is an open country which attracts millions of tourists, thousands of foreign businessmen and hundreds of researchers. They enjoy Turkish hospitality, experience its rich landscape and history, but find it hard to form an overall picture of the country.

In this effective sequel to Ataturk, Andrew Mango provides such an overall portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society today. The Turks Today also interprets the latest academic research for a broader audience.

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The Turks Today is a deeply perceptive, thought-provoking book that will do much to foster a better understanding of this complex nation. (Geographical Magazine)

To his credit, modern Turkey's great champion never acts as its apologist ... authoritative and illuminating. (Sunday Times)

Insightful, concise and marvellously accessible ... Mango brings his depth of knowledge and understanding to bear on almost every aspect of Turkish life. (Geographical Magazine)

Andrew Mango knows Turkey well. (The Spectator)

Excellent ... a comprehensive guide to how the complex and confusing Turkish political clock has been put together (Financial Times)

Without hesitation ... Andrew Mango's new book is ... expert (The Irish Times)

A swift, potted history of the Turkish political rollercoaster ... where he gets most interesting is in trying to analyse the state of Turkish democracy today ... excellent ... a comprehensive guide to how the complex and confusing Turkish political clock has been put together. (Financial Times)

A balanced, coherent primer for serious travellers ... and for inquisitive general readers. (Scotland on Sunday)

Andrew Mango's portrait of contemporary Turkey is probably the most successful general introduction to the country for several decades. (The Tablet)

[Turkey's] recent past deserves a proper ... well-informed book ... It has, at last, got one. (Literary Review)

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From the acclaimed biographer of Ataturk, an authoritative portrait of the Turkish people and their vibrant society today

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