Date of publish: 02/04/2000
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
This book examines the importance of Turkey in all periods of history and how that importance is manifested today. It looks at Turkey's diversity, its strategic role as a bridge between East and West, the Ottoman heritage, the rich culture of its peoples, the different ethnic groups who live within Turkey, the increasing number of British and other foreign visitors and business contacts. The book looks at Turkey in Europe, beyond the Ottoman world, Ataturk and the present day, east of Ankara, the mystic heart - Konya and Cappodocia and the accessible west.