Turkish Awakening : A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey
Yayıncı Faber and Faber ( 03 / 2014 ) ISBN 9780571296576 | 13,49x21,59x2,79 cm. | İngilizce | 336 Sayfa | Türler Modern Türkiye Tarihi
In recent years Turkey has become a boom place for tourism and business. But in June 2013 the eruption of protests laid bare the tensions accrued over a decade of economically successful but increasingly autocratic rule by the religious Justice and Development Party. Until recently, middle class Turks unhappy with Prime Minister Erdogan's strongman-style of leadership have grumbled quietly while Turkey has grown in status and prestige on the international scene. Now, they have awoken and are determined to have their grievances heard. The religious working class, on the other hand, insist that life has never been better. Alev Scott explores the shifts in Turkish society in recent years, and the roots of the indelible patriotism that characterizes every Turk, whatever their politics. From the European buzz of Istanbul to the strife-torn villages of the South East, Turkey is a country going through rapid change. Mass migration, urbanisation and a growing awareness of human rights have changed the social, economical and physical landscapes of a powerful country. The book delves into the Turkish psyche and looks ahead at the immediate future of a country the whole world is watching.