|Emne||Biography: historical, political & military; Political leaders & leadership; Turkey; c 2000 to c 2010; c 2010 to c 2020|
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Om Abdullah Gul and the Making of the New T
Drawing on original research, including in-depth interviews with President Abdullah Gl himself as well as his wife and close circle of colleagues and friends, this fascinating account offers a portrait of a man who has been at the heart of the political, economic, and cultural developments that have brought Turkey to international prominence in recent years. In 2002 Abdullah Gls democratically elected party gained power and challenged Turkeys political and religious legacy. Shortly after, Gl became a key player in Turkey's attempts to receive an accession date for the European Union. In 2007 he became the first president of Turkey who was also a devout Muslim causing political commentators to hail his victory as a new era in Turkish politics and he has since been a major figure in Turkeys diplomatic relationships in the Middle East and international political arena.An essential source for students of contemporary Turkish culture and society, Gerald MacLeans absorbing account of this enigmatic individual is accessible to a wide circle of readers and throws light on important episodes of Turkeys recent history.