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Course Description

This course is about Turkey, a predominantly Muslim country located mostly in Asia, though Turkey has been a sturdy member of NATO and a candidate for membership in the EU. The course will move chronologically from the first arrival of Turkic tribes in Anatolia, through the centuries of Ottoman rule, and into the century of the Turkish Republic. It will cover Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founding of a secular republic, the evolution of the republic from a single-party oligarchy to an often messy multi-party democracy, the multiple resets of the political process by the Turkish military, and the current ascendancy of President Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP). It will attempt to shed light on the relationship between religion and state, Turkey's Kurdish problem, Turkey's relations with other nations (Russia, the US, the EU and others), concerns about diminished human rights in Turkey, and the attempted coup of 2016. Lecture (plus Questions)
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