The Turks Today

The Turks Today

The Turks Today interprets the latest academic research for a broader audience, making this highly readable book the authoritative work on modern Turkey.

Author: Andrew Mango

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848546172

Category: History

Page: 304

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Eighty years have passed since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk founded the Turkish Republic out of the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and set it on the path of modernisation. He was determined that his country should be accepted as a member of the family of civilised nations. Today Turkey is a rapidly developing country, an emergent market and a medium-sized regional power with the second strongest army in NATO. It is an open country which attracts millions of tourists, thousands of foreign businessmen and hundreds of researchers. They enjoy Turkish hospitality and experience its rich landscape and history, but many find it hard to form an overall picture of the country. In this sequel to his acclaimed biography of Ataturk, Andrew Mango provides such an overall portrait, tracing the republic's development since the death of its founder and bringing to life the Turkish people and their vibrant society. The Turks Today interprets the latest academic research for a broader audience, making this highly readable book the authoritative work on modern Turkey.
Categories: History

Turkish Traditional Art Today

Turkish Traditional Art Today

He says , “ Today , without spoiling the classical style or the special characteristics of Turkish calligraphy , it is possible to strive toward newness with modern creations . " To illustrate his argument , he points to a text in the ...

Author: Henry Glassie

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253325552

Category: Design

Page: 947

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He tells of architecture, calligraphy, woodworking, and earthenware, but lays particular emphasis on the brilliant, underglaze-painted ceramics of Kutahya and the rich, piled carpets for which Turkey has been famed for centuries. While searching for the traits that define art and the stylistic complexities that characterize Turkish creativity, Glassie focuses on the artists and their theories and practices as well as the works they produce.
Categories: Design

Turkish Culture in German Society Today

Turkish Culture in German Society Today

They are all employees of the Turkish state , which means that German education authorities have absolutely no say in this ... One of the main obstacles to putting these demands into practice is the current shortage of Muslim religious ...

Author: David Horrocks

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571818995

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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A literary and cultural study combining social and political analysis along with a close reading of Turkish-born writer Emine Sevgi +zdamar in order to present the current situation of the Turkish minority living in modern Germany. The ten essays and conclusion include an interview and work sample from +zdamar's critically acclaimed over, followed.
Categories: Social Science

Who Owns Antiquity

Who Owns Antiquity

... in Lynn Meskell , ed . , Archaeology Under Fire , 116-17 . See also Lewis , The Emergence of Modern Turkey , 359 . 23. See Mango , The Turks Today , 107-39 , and Kinzer , Crescent & Star : Turkey Between Two Worlds , 59-81 . 24.

Author: James B. Cuno

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691137129

Category: Art

Page: 228

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One of the world's leading museum directors calls for measures to broaden rather than restrict international access to antiquities in this extended defense of the side of museums in the struggle over the ownership of antiquities.
Categories: Art

Turkish Foundations in Rhodes and Kos

Turkish Foundations in Rhodes and Kos

Using this act as a legal pretext, the properties belonging to the Turks were plundered and the issue of foundations has remained as an unresolved problem until today. Even today, Foundation Administration is under complete control of ...

Author: Mustafa Kaymakçı, Cihan Özgün, Fırat Yaldız

Publisher: EĞİTİM YAYINEVİ

ISBN: 9786057786135

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Turks living in the Aegean islands of Rhodes and Kos under Greek sovereignty have a multitude of problems at present. These can be summarized under various headings such as Citizenship, the Right to Education in Turkish, Free Practice of Religion, Environment of Hatred and Oppression, Foundations (Waqfs) and Protection of Cultural Heritage Inherited from the Ottoman Turks. Greece has been implementing various policies for the cultural assimilation of Island Turks. Part of cultural assimilation policies adopted by Greece was its actions towards cutting off all ties between the Turkish foundations and island Turks, and consequently destroying architectural monuments inherited from the Ottomans. It is known that establishment of the foundations on the islands started with the Ottoman conquest of Rhodes and Kos in 1522. Over the centuries, foundations led to the development of a feeling of unity and solidarity among the island Turks. Foundations have provided opportunities for island Turks in important areas from worship services to education and has also contributed to the preservation of common traditions. After the end of the Second World War, the island was assigned to the sovereignty of Greece in 1947, Greece started launching a policy for the gradual destruction of Muslim Turkish foundations. Unlike other foundations in Greece, foundations in Rhodes and Kos are subject to heavy taxes in addition to the same property taxes as commercial institutions. On the other hand, the Greek governments compelled the foundations to sell part of their properties by continuously forcing the Foundation Administration to make huge payments. By dwindling the Turkish foundations, Greece has been trying to bring the Turkish presence in Rhodes and Kos to an end. In summary, the Turks living in Rhodes and Kos today are on the brink of losing their Turkishness let alone preserving their cultural identity, including foundations. An atmosphere of fear prevails among the island Turks and they feel intimidated. We wish that the book Turkish Foundations in Rhodes and Kos will be beneficial to researchers who will conduct studies on this subject and also raise awareness in the international arena on the assimilation policies implemented by Greece.
Categories: Education

Turkish Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Turkish Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

This may change, however, as those with a stake in more rapid reform and convergence with Europe acquire greater influence in Turkish policymaking. Many Turks today would probably agree that the role of the military in Turkish society ...

Author: F. Stephen Larrabee

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833034045

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The authors describe the challenges and opportunities facing Turkey in the international environment during a time of extraordinary flux. Special emphasis is given to the strategic and security issues facing Turkey, including a number of new issues posed by the terrorist attacks of September 2001 and the subsequent international response. They conclude by offering some prognostications regarding the country's future and their implications on Turkey's western partners.
Categories: Political Science

What Does Islam Mean in Today s World

What Does Islam Mean in Today s World

flourished during the period that Greece was under Turkish rule but, as soon as the Turks were expelled from Greece, the monks of Mount Athos began to get grief from the modernistic and secularistic Greek government.

Author: William Stoddart

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781936597147

Category: Religion

Page: 101

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The aim of this book is to argue that today traditional Christianity has nothing to fear from traditional Islam. In spite of appearances, the two ancient religions are really allies; they have common enemies and they are united in their opposition to all kinds of modern errors and immoralities, including materialism and secularism. Consequently, a true notion of Islam, and indeed of every complete and uncorrupted religion, is what the present book - taken in its entirety - is all about.
Categories: Religion

The Turkish American Conundrum

The Turkish American Conundrum

In creative literature, Selma ENremГs (1902Y1986) memoirs of coming of age in Istanbul, Unveiled, the Autobiography of a Turkish Girl (1930), has reached today the status of a classic. Seyfettin Başçıllar (1930Y2002), veterinarian by ...

Author: Belma Ötüş Baskett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527531468

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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This collection of essays discusses various aspects of the experiences of Turkish immigrants in the United States, and of US expatriates in Turkey. It explores the predicament of the Turkish-American element on US soil, in a manner paralleling already existent disciplines such as Italian-American Studies and German-American Studies, and assembles disparate research on the subject. As such, it will serve to herald in print the launching of a new paradigm, Turkish-American Studies. The volume fits within transnational American Studies, but also develops its own approach, which is what constitutes its novelty.
Categories: Political Science

Current History and Forum

Current History and Forum

and which have remained in perpetual contact with divinity have been the strongest factor in binding the Turkish nation to ... Excepting these 300 articles in the Mejelleh , the judges of the Turkish Republic are today functioning by ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105118840623

Category: History

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Asia and the Americas

Asia and the Americas

This was the only subject on which , after full discussion , he and I ever agreed to disagree , since I believe the Turks today to be more religious than he does . It would , of course , be highly improper for me to include here a ...

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ISBN: PSU:000067504886

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