The Turks Today by Andrew Mango

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Eighty years have passed since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk 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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ANDREW MANGO was for 14 years in charge of broadcasting in Turkish for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and later headed the BBC's South European Service and its French Language Service.
Published August 16, 2004 by John Murray Publishers Ltd. 304 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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In a sequel to Atatürk (2000), Mango takes up the story of modern Turkey from Atatürk’s demise, necessitating that he address both Turkey’s years of violent tumult and its emergence as a competitive, technologically advanced nation.

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Istanbul-born, British-based Mango (Atatürk ) offers an insightful, sympathetic portrait of recent Turkish history.

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