Introduction: Turkey Between East and West.-- Dependence on Foreign Oil, 1973-1981.-- The Energy Market.-- Chasing After "Cheap Oil."-- Bartering for Oil.-- The Crisis of 1980.-- Turkey Regains Economic Independence.-- Turkey in the Middle East.-- Islam in Modern Turkey.-- Turkey's Attitude Toward the Islamic World.-- Relations with the Oil-producing Countries.-- Syria and Egypt.-- Israel.-- At the Turn of the Century.-- The Islamic Challenge: Erbakan's Government.-- The
1999 Elections: A Victory to the Nationalists.-- The Kurdish Issue.-- The Earthquake and Its Aftermath.-- Conclusion.
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At the turn of the century, modern Turkey remains torn between the secular heritage of its founder, Kemal Ataturk, and the political and social trends that challenge that legacy. Alon Liel traces the development of Turkey's current political environment, investigating the collapse of the country's economy in the 1970s, its recovery in the 1980s, its relationship with its Middle Eastern neighbors, and the dramatic political events of the 1990s. (source: Nielsen Book Data)