By Gerald MacLean
Drawing on unique learn, together with in-depth interviews with President Abdullah Gül himself in addition to his spouse and shut circle of peers and acquaintances, this interesting account deals a portrait of a guy who has been on the middle of the political, monetary, and cultural advancements that experience introduced Turkey to foreign prominence in recent times. In 2002 Abdullah Gül's democratically elected occasion received strength and challenged Turkey's political and non secular 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 given that been an immense determine in Turkey's diplomatic relationships within the heart East and foreign political arena.
An crucial resource for college kids of up to date Turkish culture...