Year:2021 Volume: 6 Issue: 1 Area: History

Evren Altinkas
Book Review: Ryan Gingeras, Eternal Dawn: Turkey in the Age of Atatrk, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, pp.82-84.
This book analyses the transformation from the late Ottoman period to the modern Republic of Turkey with a focus on Mustafa Kemal Atatrk and the reforms implemented during the early years of the republic. The book familiarizes the readers with the political, social and economic transformation of the country by focusing on specific cases and examples with a comprehensive historical background. Gingeras focuses on the historical background of major topics (e.g. Reforms, Kurdish Revolts, Turkish Nationalism etc.) in the early Republic of Turkey and connects them with the developments in the late Ottoman Empire. This book is different from previous works because it emphasizes the relations between the new state and the people in Anatolia.

Keywords: Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Kemalism, Republican Peoples Party, Middle East
Full text