Year:2020 Volume: 5 Issue: 2 Area: Political Science

Mustafa Gkek
Book Review: Gürkan Çelik and Ronald Haly Linden. Turkey in Transition: The Dynamics of Domestic and Foreign Politics. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2020, pp. 46-49.
The edited volume provides analyses of Turkeys transformation in the first two decades of the twenty first century under AKP. The chapters are grouped under two broad categories: domestic and foreign politics. The book familiarizes the readers with perspectives on a wide scale of issues. On the domestic front, it addresses AKPs governance, economic developments, energy, the evolution(s) of the Kurdish issue, role of religion and Diyanet, civil society, and women. On foreign policy, its chapters cover a broad perspective on Turkeys role amidst global changes, impact of Erdoans personality and manipulation of identity politics, Turkeys relations with the US, Middle East, Russia, and Europe.

Keywords: Turkey, Politics, AKP, Recep Tayyip Erdoan, Middle East
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