Turkish Awakening: A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey (Paperback)

by Alev Scott

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Born in London to a Turkish mother and British father, Alev Scott moved to Istanbul to discover what it means to be Turkish in a country going through rapid change, a country with an extraordinary past and an ever more surprising present. From the European buzz of modern-day Constantinople to the Arabic-speaking towns of the south-east, Turkish Awakening investigates a country moving swiftly towards a new position on the world stage. Relating wide-ranging interviews and colourful personal experience, the author charts the evolving course of a country bursting with surprises - none more dramatic than the unexpected political protests of 2013, which have brought to light the emerging demands of a newly awakened Turkish people. The 2013 protests were just one indication of the changes afoot in today's Turkey. Encompassing topics as varied as Aegean camel wrestling, transgender prostitution, politicised soap operas and riot tourism, this is a revelatory, at times humorous, at times moving, portrait of a country which is coming of age.

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Published
06/03/2014

Publisher
Faber & Faber Non-Fiction

ISBN
9780571296576


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