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Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy

Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Translated by Beler, Zeynep
By Temelkuran, Ece

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Turkey is a nation of contradictions and contrasts. Though considered democratic, the Erdogan government has increasingly begun to resemble a dictatorship, jailing it opponents and violently suppressing dissent. And though Turkey is notionally secular, the Justice and Development... Party s power has fed the creeping influence of religious conservatism, with figures in the party denouncing abortion rights and attempting to criminalize adultery. Having long occupied an uneasy middle ground between a secular West and Islamic East, Turkey has been drawn into the conflicts of its neighbors, including the Arab Spring, the Syrian civil war, and the rise of ISIS. In this fascinating portrait of a nation in turmoil, the renowned Turkish journalist and novelist Ece Temelkuran provides a vivid and deeply personal account of the crisis afflicting modern Turkey. Temelkuran identifies a long-running culture of repression and authoritarianism that has plagued Turkey throughout its history, a culture she traces back to the fall of the Ottomans and the continued climate of denial around the Armenian genocide. But, she firmly believes there is still a strong voice of dissent in Turkey, and she argues that the Gezi Park protests of 2013 represented a glimmer of hope that has not yet been fully extinguished and may still grow to rejuvenate democracy in the country. Providing unique insight into Turkey s ongoing political turmoil, this is a timely look at a country that is caught at the center of many of the changes and turmoil of the Middle East today.
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ISBN 9781783608898
Released AU 15 Sep 2016
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781783608898
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Imprint Zed Books Ltd
Released 15 Sep 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Translated by Beler, Zeynep
By Temelkuran, Ece
Category World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
European History
Politics & Government
Political Oppression & Persecution
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 135mm
Dewey Code 320.9561
Weight 363g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Turkey - Politics and government - 1980, Turkey - Social conditions - 21st century
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade