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Young Turk: W Istanbul Hotel

Built in 1875 on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus, Istanbul's Akaretler Row Houses were once regarded as a symbol of change and modernity. The 33 elegantly...

A Face-off Over Turkish Democracy

Turkey is in a turmoil that has all the drama of a Hollywood epic. There is a new venue for the ongoing power struggle that pits the old-guard elite —...

Veiled Hostility

I may be part of the mildly apathetic global Gen X brigade, but like many an urban Turk, I was raised on a solid diet of modernist mantras. The secular zeal of...

Is Turkey Facing an "Islamist" Future?

Turkey today passed a political landmark when, for the first time in its history, a politician rooted in political Islam was elected President. Bringing four...

A LANDSLIDE FOR ATATURK?

It seemed like a good idea at the time. In preparation for our forthcoming series of special issues in which we will name the 100 most influential people of the...

Books: Terrific Turk

GHOST ON HORSEBACK, THE INCREDIBLE ATATURK (408 pp.)—Ray Brock—Duell Sloan & Pearce ($4.75). Out of the ruins of the decayed and defeated Ottoman Empire rose a...

TURKEY: First Mate, Second Mate

Ever since Dictator Mustafa Kemal Ataturk overturned and reformed the Islamic rigidities of the Ottoman Empire in 1924, Turkish women by the thousands have...

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