Abdullah Gül and the Making of the New Turkey

Pages: 400
Subject: Biography, Politics
Imprint: Oneworld

Abdullah Gül and the Making of the New Turkey

Gerald MacLean

The only English Language biography of President Abdullah Gül - a significant figure in Turkey's recent political developments and the lead candidate as Turkey's next Prime Minister

9781780745626 (2 Oct 2014)
RRP £35.00 / US$50.00

The Book

Drawing on original research, including personal interviews with President Abdullah Gül as well as his wife and close circle of colleagues and friends, this fascinating account offers readers a portrait of a man who has been at the heart of the political, economic and cultural developments that have brought Turkey to international prominence in recent years.

In 2002 Abdullah Gül's democratically-elected party gained power and challenged Turkey's republican and secular legacy, and shortly after Gül led Turkey's attempts to receive an accession date for the European Union. In 2007 he became the first president of Turkey with a background in Islamic politics - causing political commentators to hail his victory as a "new era in Turkish politics” - and he has, ever since, been a major figure in Turkey's diplomatic relationships in the Middle East and international political arena.

Gerald MacLean's absorbing biography of this significant politician throws light on important episodes of Turkey's recent history.

Additional Information

Subject Biography, Politics
Pages 400
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

Gerald MacLean is Professor of English Literature at the University of Exeter, founder and co-director of Exeter Turkish Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and of the Royal Historical Society of London. He lives in London.