Rise of Turkey: The Twenty-First Century's First Muslim Power


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Potomac Books
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6.27 X 9.39 X 0.69 inches | 0.93 pounds

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About the Author

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. He has taught courses at Yale University, Princeton University, Georgetown University, and Smith College on the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. From 2006 to 2007 he was Ertegun Professor at Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies. Dr. Cagaptay's work has been published regularly in scholarly journals and in major international print media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been a regular columnist for CNN-GPS and Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey's oldest and most influential English-language paper, and he appears frequently on radio and television in the United States and abroad.


"The Rise of Turkey is undoubtedly an essential read for anyone interested in developing a serious understanding of modern Turkey."--Reza Akhlaghi, Foreign Policy Association-- (12/27/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"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."--U.S. Sen. John McCain-- (11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"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-- (11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM)
"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-- (11/19/2013 12:00:00 AM)

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

"[The Rise of Turkey is] a good and thorough overview of the issues facing Turkey today."--Marion James, Today's Zaman-- (4/6/2014 12:00:00 AM)