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The Transformation of Turkey: From Islamic Empire to Modern State
Can an Islamic nation be modern, democratic, secular, pro-Western--and
still be Islamic? It’s a question that may be a key to the current explosive
situation. Moreover, there is a pivotal but troubled country that might fit
the bill: Turkey--a nation largely created by a legendary, charismatic
leader, Atatürk. It is a country that bridges East and West, North and
South, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
How is the Turkish experiment working out? Is it a model for other parts of
the Muslim world?
Read the full transcript
New York Times reporter and author of the new book Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds.
Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Director of its Turkey Project
Originally Aired: 11/8/2001
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