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Turkey: Past to Present

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ClassGraphic For centuries the land that is now the Republic of Turkey has been the pivotal link between Europe and Asia — geographically, strategically, and culturally. Since World War II, Turkey has been an important ally of the U.S. and a member of NATO. However, in recent years, Turkey has moved from a vibrant, secular multiparty democracy to repressive one-man rule. This study group will focus on why and how this transition has occurred by reading Turkey: The Quest for Identity by Feroz Ahmad (Oneworld Publications, 2014). The 200-page book summarizes the development, growth, and reform of the Ottoman Empire through the Kemalist era, multiparty democracy, intervention of the military and the coming to power of Erdogan and his pro-Islamic Justice and Development party. We will supplement the final class with readings on Turkey since 2014. Join us for this brief but informative study group in order to gain an understanding of the origin of modern-day Turkish identity.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Ann Rusnak2.Joseph Lane 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
1/17/2019 - 2/7/2019 Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Joseph Lane  ; Ann Rusnak  ClassRoom