The Quest for Identity
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English • Paperback • 228 pages

Poised between three continents, at the crossroads between East and West, the rich history of Turkey provides the key to understanding its present turmoil, and is ably charted in this absorbing new account.

From the eleventh-century invasion of Anatolia to attempts at European integration and Turkey's involvement in the 2003 war with Iraq, this book charts the social, economic, and political development of a fascinating country. Along the way, the author uncovers the roots of Turkey's modern political malaise, examining the tensions between religion and secularity, between politics and the military, and between democracy and republic, all of which have dogged successive governments.

For all those who wish to know more about Turkey, whether student, general reader, or first-time visitor, this detailed survey will yield much information and insight into the past, the present, and the future challenges facing this country.