Frontline Turkey

The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East

Author: Ezgi Basaran

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786722801

Category: History

Page: 224

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Turkey is on the front line of the war which is consuming Syria and the Middle East. Its role is complicated by the long-running conflict with the Kurds on their Syrian border – a war that has killed as many as 80,000 people over the last three decades. In 2011 Erdogan promised to make a deal with the Kurdistan military wing, but the talks marked a descent into assassinations, suicide bombings and the killing of civilians on both sides. The Kurdish peace process finally collapsed in 2014 with the spill-over of the Syrian Civil War. With ISIS moving through northern Iraq, Turkey has declared war on western allies such as the Kurdish YPG – the military who rescued the Yezidis and fought with US backing in Kobane. Frontline Turkey shows how the Kurds’ relationship with Turkey is at the very heart of the Middle Eastern crisis, and documents, through front-line reporting, how Erdogan’s failure to bring peace is the key to understanding current events in Middle East.

Frontline Turkey

The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East

Author: Ezgi Basaran

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781784538415

Category: HISTORY

Page: 238

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Turkey is on the front line of the war which is consuming Syria and the Middle East. Its role is complicated by the long-running conflict with the Kurds on the Syrian border - a war that has killed as many as 80,000 people over the last three decades. In 2011 President Erdoğan promised to make a deal with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), but the talks marked a descent into assassinations, suicide bombings and the killing of civilians on both sides. The Kurdish peace process finally collapsed in 2014 with the spillover of the Syrian civil war. With ISIS moving through northern Iraq, Turkey has declared war on Western allies such as the Kurdish YPG (People's Protection Unit) - the military who rescued the Yezidis and fought with US backing in Kobane. Frontline Turkey shows how the Kurds' relationship with Turkey is at the very heart of the Middle Eastern crisis, and documents, through front-line reporting, how Erdoğan's failure to bring peace is the key to understanding current events in Middle East.

Die Kurden

Ein Volk zwischen Unterdrückung und Rebellion

Author: Kerem Schamberger,Michael Meyen

Publisher: Westend Verlag

ISBN: 3864897017

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9674

Wer weiß um den Krieg, den die Regierung in Ankara seit 2015 gegen die Kurden führt? Wer erinnert sich an die Repressionen in den 1990ern? Hierzulande kennt man allenfalls die PKK und fragt sich vielleicht verwundert, warum immer noch Tausende mit den Farben und Symbolen dieser "Terrororganisation" in ganz Europa auf die Straßen gehen. Schamberger und Meyen zeigen, dass die Verfolgung der Kurden in der Gründungsgeschichte der Türkei wurzelt und dass der eigentliche Putsch dort schon 2015 stattfand - ein ziviler Putsch durch die AKP. Doch der Westen will sein Bündnis mit dem Erdogan-Regime nicht gefährden und lässt deshalb ein 25-Millionen-Volk im Stich.

Historical Dictionary of Turkey

Author: Metin Heper,Duygu Öztürk-Tunçel,Nur Bilge Criss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538102250

Category: History

Page: 870

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This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Turkey contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Military Intervention and a Crisis Democracy in Turkey

The Menderes Era and Its Demise

Author: Mogens Pelt

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848857780

Category: History

Page: 304

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Adnan Menderes' election to power in 1950 signalled a new epoch in the history of modern Turkey. For the first time a democratic government ruled the country, challenging the political monopoly of the Kemalist elites. However, this period was short-lived. In 1960, Turkey's army staged a coup d'etat and Menderes was hanged the following year. Here, Mogens Pelt examines the era of the rule of the Democratic Party and the legacy of the military intervention that brought it to an end. Although the armed forces officially returned power to the civilians in 1961, this intervention allowed the military to become a major player in Turkey's political process, weakening the role of elected politicians. This unique exploration of the Menderes period sheds new light on the shaping of post-war Turkey and will be vital for those researching the Turkish Republic, and the influence of the military in its destiny.

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Author: Hugo Meijer,Marco Wyss

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192507753

Category: Political Science

Page: 880

View: 8622

The armed forces of Europe have undergone a dramatic transformation since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces provides the first comprehensive analysis of national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and partnerships of European armed forces in response to the security challenges Europe has faced since the end of the cold war. A truly cross-European comparison of the evolution of national defence policies and armed forces remains a notable blind spot in the existing literature. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces aims to fill this gap with fifty-one contributions on European defence and international security from around the world. The six parts focus on: country-based assessments of the evolution of the national defence policies of Europe's major, medium, and lesser powers since the end of the cold war; the alliances and security partnerships developed by European states to cooperate in the provision of national security; the security challenges faced by European states and their armed forces, ranging from interstate through intra-state and transnational; the national security strategies and doctrines developed in response to these challenges; the military capabilities, and the underlying defence and technological industrial base, brought to bear to support national strategies and doctrines; and, finally, the national or multilateral military operations by European armed forces. The contributions to The Handbook collectively demonstrate the fruitfulness of giving analytical precedence back to the comparative study of national defence policies and armed forces across Europe.

Nur wenn du allein kommst

Eine Reporterin hinter den Fronten des Dschihad

Author: Souad Mekhennet

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406711685

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 1397

Was passiert hinter den Fronten des Jihad? Wie ticken Warlords und jugendliche Attentäter? Spannend wie in einem Krimi berichtet Souad Mekhennet von ihren teils lebensgefährlichen Recherchen in den No-go-Areas des Terrors, allein, ohne Handy, bekleidet mit einer schwarzen Abaya. Die Journalistin Souad Mekhennet verfügt über ungewöhnliche Verbindungen zu den Most Wanted des Jihad – und über ein einzigartiges investigatives Talent. Sie deckte die Entführung und Folterung des Deutsch-Libanesen Khaled al-Masri durch die CIA auf, interviewte den Führer von al-Qaida im Maghreb, obwohl ihr die Geheimdienste auf den Fersen waren, lernte ein ägyptisches Foltergefängnis unfreiwillig von innen kennen, enttarnte den berüchtigten IS-Henker "Jihadi John" und wusste nach den Pariser Anschlägen schon vor der Polizei, wer der in Saint Denis erschossene Attentäter war. Ihre meisterhaften Nahaufnahmen lassen uns die Kämpfe und Wünsche der islamischen Welt besser verstehen und führen uns heilsam vor Augen, dass sich der Clash zwischen Islam und Westen in Wirklichkeit nur in den Köpfen abspielt.

Halbmond und Stern

die Türkei zwischen zwei Welten

Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527504931

Category:

Page: 305

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Die Türkei ist ein Land der Gegensätze: sie steht zwischen der Vergangenheit des Osmanischen Reichs, und der Hoffnung auf eine demokratische Zukunft, dem starken Militär und einer bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, der muslimischen Tradition und dem laizistischen Staat. Außerdem ist die Türkei NATO-Mitglied, liegt sowohl in Asien als auch in Europa und spielt eine zentrale Rolle in der Nahost-Politik des Westens. Stephen Kinzer war Korrespondent der New York Times in Istanbul und schildert lyrisch, manchmal sogar romantisch, aber immer mit der nötigen Distanz diesen Staat, der für Deutschland und Europa so wichtig ist. Ein Buch über ein Land in zwei Welten, geschrieben von einem Insider aus dem Westen, der beide Welten kennt.

Heikle Gespräche

Worauf es ankommt, wenn viel auf dem Spiel steht

Author: Kerry Patterson,Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan

Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3709402522

Category: Law

Page: 240

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Der New-York-Times-Bestseller in der 2. Auflage Ob am Arbeitsplatz, in der Partnerschaft, der Familie oder im Freundeskreis, wir alle kommen hin und wieder in die Lage, heikle Dinge offen ansprechen zu müssen. Aber wer führt schon gern Gespräche, bei denen Meinungsverschiedenheiten, Einwände und Ärger vorprogrammiert sind? Viele Menschen schrecken davor zurück, weil sie nicht wissen, wie sie sich in solchen Situationen richtig verhalten sollen. Genau dabei hilft dieses Buch. Der Bestseller liefert praktische Tipps und Techniken und zeigt nun bereits in der zweiten, überarbeiteten Auflage, wie man schwierige Gespräche konstruktiv meistert und auch über unangenehme Themen gelassen diskutiert.

The First World War

Middle Eastern perspective : proceedings of the Israeli-Turkish International Colloquy, 3-6 April 2000, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Author: Yigal Sheffy,Shaul Shai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 232

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Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774-2000

Author: William M. Hale

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714650715

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

View: 2856

Since the cold war ended, it has become an international field of study, with new material from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe. This volume takes stock of where these new materials have taken us in our understanding of what the cold war was about and how we should study it.

Religion and Politics in Turkey

Author: Barry Rubin,Ali Çarkoglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136875395

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Over the last decade the once marginal extreme right of the Turkish ideological spectrum has grown in size as well as in influence and has effectively reshaped party competition in Turkey. Policy mandates and electoral bases of the rising extreme right rely on potentially explosive social cleavages in the country. One such confrontation is between the secularist and pro-Islamist forces, which has always been one of the centrepieces of modern Turkish politics. The rise of pro-Islamist electoral forces from a marginal to an undeniably imposing position in Turkish electoral politics has led many to worry that a deep-rooted schism has come to the forefront of Turkish politics. The frontline of this secularist vs pro-Islamist confrontation is quite widespread ranging from a debate around the ban of turban and headscarves in universities to religious education in the country, from Islamic principles in the economy to Turkish foreign policy towards the Middle Eastern countries. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Turkish Studies.

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Post-cold War Period

Author: Nasuh Uslu

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781590337424

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Turkey's proximity to the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean (the trouble spots of the new world order) and the new dangers facing her in the first place before other states of the world, especially the West, has made her a front line country of NATO as compared to her position as a flank state of the West during the Cold War and has put her in the very epicentre of the new international environment. With the outbreak of regional conflicts Turkey's position as an island of stability in the centre of a volatile region, as a barrier against the outbreak and spread of these local wars and as a promoter of regional co-operation has gained more importance. The new developments have also helped Turkey to gain a weight in regional and world politics as a regional power with an increased physical and strategic strength. The disintegration of the Soviet Union has terminated the major security threat for Turkey and weakened her regional enemies such as Syria, Iran and Iraq and thus her foreign and security policies have been relieved of certain constraints. On the other hand, the factors such as the revival of Turkey's cultural, linguistic and historic

Das Risiko und sein Preis

Skin in the Game

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234522

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 8797

Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Nicholas Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the Game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the Game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.

Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011

Conceptualising the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-Power States

Author: Suleyman Elik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136630880

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Both Turkey and Iran are large and important countries in the Middle East; how these two countries relate to each other is of crucial importance both for the region and for the wider world. This book explores the diplomatic, security and energy relations of these two middle power states since 1979, analysing the impact of religious, political and social transformation on their bilateral relationship. It considers the nature of Turkey-Iran relations in the context of middle power relations theory, and goes on to look at diplomatic crises that have taken place between Turkey and Iran since 1979. The author analyses Turkey and Iran’s security relations with the wider Middle East, including the Kurdish-Turkish War, the Kurdish-Iranian War and the Kurdish-Arab War, and their impact on regional politics.

Was nützt mir die Revolution, wenn ich nicht tanzen kann

Author: Ece Temelkuran

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170137

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1860

On the Road im Arabischen Frühling: Vier Frauen in einem alten weißen Mercedes, unterwegs von Tunis nach Beirut: Amira, Tänzerin und Aktivistin, Maryam, Wissenschaftlerin und fromme Muslima, und die Ich-Erzählerin, eine arbeitslose Journalistin. Und dann ist da noch Madame Lilla, eine geheimnisvolle alte Dame, die die Frauen auf diese Reise ins Ungewisse eingeladen hat. Eine Hymne an die Freundschaft, ein wilder Roadtrip und eine rasante Geschichte über weibliche Selbstbehauptung. »Die mutigen Frauen, von denen ich erzähle, haben mir viel beigebracht über das Leben - in einer reinen Männerwelt geben sie nicht auf, fordern ihre Rechte ein.« Ece Temelkuran »Ece Temelkuran gebührt Applaus für dieses großartige, magische Werk!« Turkish News »Ece Temelkuran schreibt voller Energie und Leidenschaft.« NRC Handelsblad (NL)

South

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Developing countries

Page: N.A

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