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The Transformation of Turkey: From Islamic Empire to Modern State
Aired 3/7/2002

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?
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  Stephen Kinzer
    New York Times reporter and author of the new book Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds.
  Bulent Aliriza
    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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