The Struggle for Modern Turkey

The Struggle for Modern Turkey

The book reveals the voice of a passionate feminist and committed socialist who clashes with the young republic's leadership. A unique first-hand account, the text foreshadows Turkey's increasingly authoritarian state.

Author: Sabiha Sertel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1788315952

Category: Electronic books

Page: 248

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"Sabiha Sertel was born into revolution in 1895, as an independent Turkey rose out of the dying Ottoman Empire. The nation's first professional female journalist, her unrelenting push for democracy and social reforms ultimately cost Sertel her country and freedom. Shortly before her death in 1968, Sertel completed her autobiography Roman Gibi ( Like a Novel ), which was written during her forced exile in the Soviet Union. Translated here into English for the first time, and complete with a new introduction and comprehensive annotations, it offers a rare perspective on Turkey's history as it moved to embrace democracy, then violently recoiled. The book reveals the voice of a passionate feminist and committed socialist who clashes with the young republic's leadership. A unique first-hand account, the text foreshadows Turkey's increasingly authoritarian state. Sertel offers her perspective on the fierce divisions over the republic's constitution and covers issues including freedom of the press, women's civil rights and the pre-WWII discussions with European leaders about Hitler's rising power. More information about the book, photographs, reviews and events can be found at a special website dedicated to the book: www.struggleformodernturkey.com."--
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The Struggle for Modern Turkey

The Struggle for Modern Turkey

The Struggle for Modern Turkey: Justice, Activism and a Revolutionary Female Journalist finally allows English-speakers to read Sabiha Sertel's personal account of the Turkish Republic's formative years. It also introduces them to the ...

Author: Sabiha Sertel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781788316002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Sabiha Sertel was born into revolution in 1895, as an independent Turkey rose out of the dying Ottoman Empire. The nation's first professional female journalist, her unrelenting push for democracy and social reforms ultimately cost Sertel her country and freedom. Shortly before her death in 1968, Sertel completed her autobiography Roman Gibi (Like a Novel), which was written during her forced exile in the Soviet Union. Translated here into English for the first time, and complete with a new introduction and comprehensive annotations, it offers a rare perspective on Turkey's history as it moved to embrace democracy, then violently recoiled. The book reveals the voice of a passionate feminist and committed socialist who clashes with the young republic's leadership. A unique first-hand account, the text foreshadows Turkey's increasingly authoritarian state. Sertel offers her perspective on the fierce divisions over the republic's constitution and covers issues including freedom of the press, women's civil rights and the pre-WWII discussions with European leaders about Hitler's rising power. More information about the book, photographs, reviews and events can be found at a special website dedicated to the book: www.struggleformodernturkey.com
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

America and the Making of Modern Turkey

America and the Making of Modern Turkey

This is an essential contribution to the history of US-Turkish relations, and the influence of the West in Turkish political thought.

Author: Ali Erken

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786733931

Category: History

Page: 240

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After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's government encouraged substantial American investment in education and aid. It was argued that Turkey needed the technical skills and wealth offered by American education, and so a series of American schools was set up across the country to educate the Turkish youth. Here, Ali Erken, in the first study of its kind, argues that these organizations had a huge impact on political and economic thought in Turkey - acting as a form of `soft power' for US national interests throughout the 20th Century. Robert College, originally a missionary school founded by US benefactors, has been responsible for educating two Turkish Prime Ministers, writers such as Orhan Pamuk and a huge number of influential economists, politicians and journalists. The end result of these American philanthropic efforts, Erken argues, was a consensus in the 1970s that the country must `westernize'. This mindset, and the opposition viewpoint it engendered, has come to define political struggle in modern Turkey - torn between a capitalist `modern' West and an Islamic `Ottoman' East. The book also reveals how and why the Rockefeller and Ford foundations funneled large amounts of money into Turkey post-1945, and undertook activities in support of `Western' candidates in Turkey as a bulwark against the Soviet Union. This is an essential contribution to the history of US-Turkish relations, and the influence of the West in Turkish political thought.
Categories: History

Turkey Unveiled

Turkey Unveiled

Turkey Unveiled fills a notable gap in Western history regarding this extremely complex country. This newly updated edition covers the first decade of the twenty-first century and brings the book up to the present.

Author: Hugh Pope

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1590206908

Category: History

Page: 432

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Turkey today-one of the world's fastest growing tourist destinations-defies easy categorization. Friends speak of the Turks as blunt yet hospitable, inhabiting a land rich in history and culture, a member of the E.U. and strategic ally to the United States. Detractors cite military coups and concerns about Islamic fundamentalism. Turkey Unveiled fills a notable gap in Western history regarding this extremely complex country. This newly updated edition covers the first decade of the twenty-first century and brings the book up to the present. The authors, who speak fluent Turkish and have reported from Turkey for twenty years, provide a rich mosaic of contemporary Turkey and its formative past. The strengths and weaknesses of the Ottoman Empire; the Armenian tragedy; the Kurdish struggle for independence; and the controversial legacy of the brilliant but autocratic founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, are all here. They also provide portraits of new leaders who have broken taboos and ushered in new freedoms at a time when other forces attempt to pull Turkey back into the Middle Eastern vortex. Book jacket.
Categories: History

The Making of Modern Turkey

The Making of Modern Turkey

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.

Author: Ahmad Feroz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134898909

Category: Political Science

Page: 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.
Categories: Political Science

The Power of the People

The Power of the People

Showing how the people's daily practices and beliefs survived and outweighed the modernizing elite's projects, this book gives new insights into the social and historical origins of Turkey's backslide to conservative and Islamist politics, ...

Author: Murat Metinsoy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009027205

Category: History

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Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the founding of the Republic in 1923 under the rule of Atatürk and his Republican People's Party, Turkey embarked on extensive social, economic, cultural and administrative modernization programs which would lay the foundations for modern day Turkey. The Power of the People shows that the ordinary people shaped the social and political change of Turkey as much as Atatürk's strong spurt of modernization. Adopting a broader conception of politics, focusing on daily interactions between the state and society and using untapped archival sources, Murat Metinsoy reveals how rural and urban people coped with the state policies, local oppression, exploitation, and adverse conditions wrought by the Great Depression through diverse everyday survival and resistance strategies. Showing how the people's daily practices and beliefs survived and outweighed the modernizing elite's projects, this book gives new insights into the social and historical origins of Turkey's backslide to conservative and Islamist politics, demonstrating that the making of modern Turkey was an outcome of intersection between the modernization and the people's responses to it.
Categories: History

The Alevis in Modern Turkey and the Diaspora

The Alevis in Modern Turkey and the Diaspora

This book explores the struggles of a minority group - Alevis - for recognition and representation in Turkey and the diaspora.

Author: Derya Ozkul

Publisher: Edinburgh Studies on Modern Turkey

ISBN: 1474492029

Category:

Page: 344

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This book explores the struggles of a minority group - Alevis - for recognition and representation in Turkey and the diaspora. It examines how they mobilise against state practices and claim their rights, while at the same time negotiating how they define themselves. The authors offers a conceptual framework to study minorities by looking at both structural and agency-related factors in resisting state pressure and mobilising for their rights.
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The Foreign Policy of Modern Turkey

The Foreign Policy of Modern Turkey

By this new treaty the boundaries of modern Turkey were recognised by the Allied Powers and to some extent the struggle for a Turkish Lebensraum was turned into a great success with the exception of Hatay province which became part of ...

Author: Ozgur Tufekci

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786731173

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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In the last three decades, Turkey has attempted to build close relationships with Russia, Iran and the Turkic World. As a result, there has been ongoing debate about the extent to which Turkey's international relations axis is shifting eastwards. Ozgur Tufekci argues that Eurasianist ideology has been fundamental to Turkish foreign policy and continues to have influence today. The author first explores the historical roots of Eurasianism in the 19th century, comparing this to Neo-Eurasianism and Pan-Slavism. The Ozal era (1983-1993), the Cem era (1997-2002) and Davutoglu era (since 2003) are then examined to reveal how foreign policy making has been informed by discourses of Eurasianism, and how Eurasianist ideas were implemented through internal and external socio-economic and political factors.
Categories: Political Science

History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey Volume 2 Reform Revolution and Republic The Rise of Modern Turkey 1808 1975

History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey  Volume 2  Reform  Revolution  and Republic  The Rise of Modern Turkey 1808 1975

Policy , Baltimore , 1974 ; L. Evans , United States Policy and the Partition of Turkey , 1914–1924 , Baltimore , 1965 ... Mudanya'ya kadar 30 Ekim 1918–11 Ekim 1922 ( Chronology of the Turkish Struggle for Liberation , from Mondros to ...

Author: Stanford J. Shaw

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521291666

Category: History

Page: 548

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This is the second book of the two-volume History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey.
Categories: History