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The Making of Modern Turkey : Making of the Middle East - Ahmad Feroz

The Making of Modern Turkey

Making of the Middle East

Paperback Published: 29th April 1993
ISBN: 9780415078368
Number Of Pages: 268

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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.

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'The book is well-written, concise and informative, and will be of much use to those who do not know a great deal about Turkey, or do not have much time to consult specialist sources.' - Muslim World Book Review

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Transcriptionp. xiii
Introduction: Turkey, a Military Society?p. 1
The Ottoman Legacyp. 15
From Empire to Nation 1908-1923p. 31
The New Turkey: Politics (1923-1945)p. 52
The New Turkey: Society and Economy (1923-1945)p. 72
The Multi-Party Conundrum 1945-1960p. 102
Military Intervention, Institutional Restructuring, and Ideological Politics, 1960-1971p. 121
Military Intervention, Social Democracy, and Political Terror, 1971-1980p. 148
Military Intervention and Political and Economic Restructuring, 1980-1991p. 181
Epilogue: Turkey Today and Tomorrowp. 213
Notesp. 228
Bibliographyp. 238
Indexp. 243
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ISBN: 9780415078368
ISBN-10: 0415078369
Series: Making of the Middle East
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 29th April 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.87  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1