New PDF release: Abdullah Gul and the Making of the New Turkey

By Gerald MacLean

Drawing on unique examine, together with in-depth interviews with President Abdullah Gül himself in addition to his spouse and shut circle of co-workers and associates, this attention-grabbing account deals a portrait of a guy who has been on the middle of the political, financial, and cultural advancements that experience introduced Turkey to foreign prominence lately. In 2002 Abdullah Gül’s democratically elected celebration received strength and challenged Turkey’s political and spiritual legacy. presently after, Gül grew to become a key participant in Turkey's makes an attempt to obtain an accession date for the ecu Union. In 2007 he turned the 1st president of Turkey who used to be additionally a religious Muslim — inflicting political commentators to hail his victory as a “new period in Turkish politics” — and he has due to the fact that been an important determine in Turkey’s diplomatic relationships within the center East and overseas political arena.

An crucial resource for college kids of latest Turkish tradition and society, Gerald MacLean’s soaking up account of this enigmatic person is out there to a large circle of readers and throws mild on vital episodes of Turkey’s fresh history.

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