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The Passenger: Turkey

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AA.VV.

The Passenger: Turkey

2021, pp. 192, Paperback
ISBN: 9781787702424
Region: Turkey
Book collection: The Passenger
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£ 18.99

The book

  • Shipwrecks Under Istanbul by Elif Batuman
  • Nations Within Nations by Asli Erdoga
  • How Turkish TV Is Taking Over the World by Fatima Bhutto

Also: the failed coup that was thirty years in the making; the rise of femicide in New Turkey; the flooding of a 12000 year-old town; the political satirist resisting censorship; the communist mayor, business à la Turque, and much more…

The birth of the “New Turkey”, as the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called his own creation, is an exemplary story of the rise of “illiberal democracies” through the erosion of civil liberties, press freedom and the independence of the judicial system. Turkey was a complex country long before the rise of its new sultan: born out of the ashes of a vast multi-ethnic and multi-religious empire, Turkey has grappled through its relatively short history with the definition of its own identity. Poised between competing ideologies, secularism and piousness, a militaristic nationalism and exceptional openness to foreigners, Turkey defies easy labels and categories. Through the voices of some of its best writers and journalists–many of them in self-imposed exile—The Passenger tries to make sense of this fascinating, maddening country, analysing how it got to where it is now, and finding the bright spots of hope that allow its always resourceful, often frustrated population to continue living, and thriving.

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