By Gerald MacLean
Drawing on unique study, together with in-depth interviews with President Abdullah Gül himself in addition to his spouse and shut circle of comrades and acquaintances, this interesting account deals a portrait of a guy who has been on the middle of the political, financial, and cultural advancements that experience introduced Turkey to foreign prominence in recent times. In 2002 Abdullah Gül's democratically elected celebration won strength and challenged Turkey's political and spiritual legacy. presently after, Gül turned a key participant in Turkey's makes an attempt to obtain an accession date for the eu Union. In 2007 he turned the 1st president of Turkey who was once additionally a religious Muslim — inflicting political commentators to hail his victory as a new period in Turkish politics" — and he has because been an important determine in Turkey's diplomatic relationships within the heart East and overseas political arena.
An crucial resource for college students of latest Turkish culture...
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Karamid and Mamluk chiefs ruled here until Yavuz Sultan Selim I (r. 1512–20) recaptured the region for the Ottomans. Under the Ottomans, trade started up again and sixteenth-century Kayseri found itself recovering some of its former wealth and importance as caravans passed through on the northern route linking Istanbul with Erzurum and Iran. 6 Seventeenth-century Kayseri continued to prosper, but during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were no longer Ottoman armies marching this way, and the northern trade route shifted further north to pass from Tokat and Yozgat to Ankara leaving little traffic on the Sivas to Kayseri route.
For the next century and a half, the city served as a fortified capital for various tribal dynasties until 1397 when it first entered Ottoman hands under Beyazit I, who promptly lost it to Tamerlane in 1402 following his humiliation at the battle of Ankara (Angora). Karamid and Mamluk chiefs ruled here until Yavuz Sultan Selim I (r. 1512–20) recaptured the region for the Ottomans. Under the Ottomans, trade started up again and sixteenth-century Kayseri found itself recovering some of its former wealth and importance as caravans passed through on the northern route linking Istanbul with Erzurum and Iran.
And not everyone was happy about it. Early on, Kemal faced opposition among delegates who split to form their own parties, but Prime Minister Ismet Inönü rallied supporters and the republic adopted new laws in March 1925 that silenced all opposition to the government. For the next twenty-five years, the Republic of Turkey would be governed by one, unopposed political party, Mustafa Kemal’s party, the Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (‘Republican People’s Party’, hereafter CHP). Until his death in 1938, Atatürk presided over a one-party state governed by the CHP, which would continue in office and uphold his ideals until 1950 when the first multiparty elections in the history of the republic brought Adnan Menderes and the Demokrat Parti (‘Democrat Party,’ or DP) to power.
Abdullah Gul and the Making of the New Turkey by Gerald MacLean