Hasnain Kazim: Turkey – Crisis State. DVA Verlag (Hardcover, Current Affairs)

Turkey – Crisis State

Erdoğan and the end of democracy on the Bosporus – A Spiegel book

Original Title: Krisenstaat Türkei

Hardcover with jacket, 256 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04784-7
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: September 25, 2017
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Hasnain  Kazim - Turkey – Crisis State


Turkey, a state in crisis: how the country is drifting into dictatorship

At one time, Turkey was seen as a land of hope – a land uniting East and West, a land that is Moslem and yet at the same time democratic, that could set an example to neighbouring countries. Today Turkey is a state in crisis, one in which democracy is being pressurised from several sides. It is not only since the attempted putsch in July 2016 that the country is being threatened by enemies from within and without: the conflict with the Kurds has flared up again, Islamist terror is spreading (on the other side of the border to Syria and on Turkish territory), and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is increasingly ruthlessly having dissidents persecuted.

Spiegel correspondent Hasnain Kazim shows how precarious the situation on the Bosporus is: the two-fold danger from growing authoritarianism and growing extremism is a risk not only for democracy in Turkey – new threats are also rearing their heads in other countries.

"Kazim's book may make for easy reading, but the author's view of the future is pessimistic."

Süddeutsche Zeitung


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