Turkeys Democracy Saga

Blue Dome Press

$ 15.95 $ 19.95
SKU: LGT-ENG-706
ISBN: 9781935295785
Ali Bulac / Blue Dome Press

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Over the last decade, the Middle East has been in a state of
extraordinary, at times violent, flux. Once the region’s biggest empire,
then its “model” democracy, and always the bridge
between the region and the West, Turkey has played a unique role in
these movements—sometimes as inspirational model, sometimes as actor,
and sometimes as observer.

In this collection of essays, Ali Bulaç eruditely addresses issues as
diverse as Turkey’s uphill battle for democracy, its relationship with
global powers, the Kurdish issue, the AKP-Hizmet row, and the Erdoğan
administration’s escalating authoritarianism and its horrific attacks on
free speech and the rule of law in an attempt to cover up massive
government corruption. Bulaç leverages a wealth of knowledge to dissect
Turkey’s vital role in the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Israel,
and he uses his position as a government outsider to examine Turkey’s
internal dynamics from a fresh perspective. With unprecedented insight,
searing commentary, and a profound intellect, these essays by Ali Bulaç
form an ideal introduction to the socio-cultural and political
canvas of both Turkey and the Middle East

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