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Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey At one level, this book is sound It is full of interesting anecdotes and interviews The author has travelled extensively and knows her subject.But It lacks analysis and judgement I suspect that the author felt constrained by the potential consequences of her writing something too critical I also suspect that she is much comfortable with a straightforward analysis and descriptions In addition, much of the ground has been covered by many other journalists, so I am not sure what the added value of this book is.Some of the book is on Syria Interesting chapters in themselves but the link with Erdogan is somewhat tenuous.The structure and sequencing is a bit chaotic and gives the impression that the author simply tried to cram all her writings of the past years on the Middle East into one book.So, quite frustrating Only just three stars, because much of the content is interesting in itself. Der Titel ist irref hrend Treffender w re Stories from a Correspondent covering Syria and Turkey Wenn man so ein Buch sucht, dann ist es durchaus lesenswert. I m only half way through, but I m really enjoying the book As someone who has lived in Turkey there are many moments that are so relatable and humorous it s been a great way to truly understand the political attitudes of my Turkish friends I met whilst living there, which was something I never really understood before. A must read for anyone watching the rise of populism in Europe in general and in Turkey in particular Coup after coup, the author chronicles the sneaky rise of Erdogan and reveals surprising insights, on top of a very well documented and easy to read analysis It s a human story we should all read It s a book we can all learn from. Essential reading for anyone interested in Turkey and its future Literary Review Essential reading full stop Peter Frankopan It is a must The TimesWho is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and how did he lead a democracy on the fringe of Europe into dictatorship How has chaos in the Middle East blown back over Turkey s borders And why doesn t the West just cut Erdogan and his regime off Hannah Lucinda Smith has been living in Turkey as the Times correspondent for nearly a decade, reporting on the ground from the onset of the Arab Spring through terrorist attacks, mass protests, civil war, unprecedented refugee influx and the explosive, bloodycoup attempt that threatened to topple and kill ErdoganErdogan Rising introduces Turkey as a vital country, one that borders and buffers Western Europe, the Middle East and the old Soviet Union, marshals the second largest army in NATO and hosts refugees than any other nation As president, Erdogan is the face of devotion and division, a leader who mastered macho divide and rule politics a decade and a half before Donald Trump cottoned on, and has used it to lead his country into spiralling authoritarianismYet Erdogan is no ordinary dictator His elections are won only by slivers, and Turkey remains defined by its two warring cults those who worship Erdogan, the wilful Muslim nationalist with a tightening authoritarian grip, and those who stand behind Ataturk, the secularist, westward looking leader who founded the republic and remains its best loved icon now eighty years deadErdogan commands a following so devoted they compose songs in his honour, adorn their homes with his picture, and lay down their lives to keep him in power Erdogan Rising asks how this century s most successful populist won his position, and where Turkey is headed next

  • Paperback
  • Erdogan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey
  • Hannah Lucinda Smith
  • 06 September 2017
  • 0008308845

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