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The New Sultan

The New Sultan

Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey

by Soner Cagaptay
Paperback
Publication Date: 23/01/2020
  $32.80

*New Edition of the Leading Work on Modern Turkey* In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its right-wing populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Since 2002, Erdogan has consolidated his hold on domestic politics while using military and diplomatic means to solidify Turkey as a regional power. His crackdown has been brutal and consistent - scores of journalists arrested, academics officially banned from leaving the country, university deans fired and many of the highest-ranking military officers arrested. In some senses, the nefarious and failed 2016 coup has given Erdogan the licence to make good on his repeated promise to bring order and stability under a 'strongman'.

Here, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay will look at Erdogan's roots in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule, as well as what this means for the world. The book will also unpick the 'threats' Erdogan has worked to combat - from the liberal Turks to the Gulen movement, from coup plotters to Kurdish nationalists - all of which have culminated in the crisis of modern Turkey.

ISBN:
9781838600587
9781838600587
Category:
Geopolitics
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
23-01-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Edition:
2nd Edition
Dimensions (mm):
214x137x21mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Soner Cagaptay

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, USA.

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