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The Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century's First Muslim Power Hardcover – February, 2014


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc. (February 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612346502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612346502
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Dr. Soner Cagaptay peels back the many layers that make Turkey such a fascinating and important country. With his deep understanding of Turkey, he is able to explore the political, cultural, and economic factors that have shaped its remarkable history and that may foreshadow its future.”—Joseph Lieberman, former U.S. senator

“Dr. Soner Cagaptay is an extraordinary observer of Turkey, and his book, The Rise of Turkey, offers a wealth of insights for both interested observers and specialists alike. . . . For anyone interested in Turkey and American policy toward it, this book should be required reading.”—Ambassador Dennis Ross, former special assistant to President Barack Obama and National Security Council senior director

“For anyone interested in the complex developments that are reshaping Turkey, Dr. Soner Cagaptay’s insightful new book is the place to start. The Rise of Turkey provides a valuable window into the many factors—from economics and religion to politics and the military—that continue to make Turkey one of the most fascinating and important countries in the world.”—Sen. John McCain

"[The Rise of Turkey is] a good and thorough overview of the issues facing Turkey today."—Marion James, Today's Zaman

"Cagaptay does an excellent job in outlining the challenges and choices that confront contemporary Turkey."—H. Shambayati, CHOICE

About the Author

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. A historian by training, Dr. Cagaptay has written extensively on U.S.–Turkey relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism. His work has been published in scholarly journals and major international print media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been a regular columnist for CNNGPS and Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey’s oldest and most influential English-language paper, and he appears regularly on American and international television news programs.

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Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. A historian by training, Dr. Cagaptay has written extensively on U.S.-Turkey relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism. A frequent contributor to scholarly journals as well as top-tier media such as the New York Times and Washington Post, he is much sought after for his political commentary He has been a regular columnist for CNN.com and Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey's oldest and most influential English-language paper, and he appears regularly on American and international television news programs.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Junius E. Updyke on May 19, 2014
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My biggest problem with this book is that, like many Turkish writers, Cagaptay appears to afraid of offending the ruling AKP party that he presents only positive examples without addressing the negative aspects.
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Soner Cagaptay is a well-respected expert on Turkish politics and social issues, and his most recent book is a great primer for anyone wanting to fully understand the myriad of influences and events that have brought Turkey to where it is today. Cagaptay delves into some history to provide useful background, but the book does not get bogged down in historical recounting - it provides sufficient to explain current events and provide context. I appreciate that the author also examines Turkish culture from a variety of perspectives, explaining things like the AK Party's rise in terms of its economic successes, social movements, and political strategies. Every chapter in this book has good tidbits and insight that will help make sense of other scholarly articles and more current analyses. I highly recommend this as a starting point for understanding how Turks think, the government's motives, its relations with the West, and opportunities for future engagement with the United States.
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The author gives a hopeful assessment of Turkey in the 21st century - "too big to fail" - and presents the reader with a context for viewing this vibrant, critically positioned country.
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By Emre Kahramanlar on March 18, 2014
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I am currently preparing to be a diplomat at Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Wow. This was what I needed.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gunsunan bilge on September 23, 2014
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