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3 books able to tell the present and the past of Turkey, one of the most fascinating countries in the world
Small but necessary premise
This is not a ranking but a suggestion for those approaching these countries and areas of the world for the first time and is also linked to the personal taste of the author. Putting only 3 works (thus risking to leave out entire countries) was a very specific choice due to something that is often forgotten: books are not free. Our intent is to provide beginners and experts with 3 truly “indispensable” titles, which can thus allow them to enjoy a good text and / or discover something new, allowing them to only make “good” shopping.
A final clarification: in this case I focused on Turkey as a country, deliberately leaving out the “Turkish world”; in the future, however, an episode dedicated to the Turkish-Mongolian world should be released. Do you have different “must-sees”? We are very curious to know them, in the future we will start direct 30 minutes / 1 hour starting from these lists; stay connected to receive news. We leave you to the list, good reads.
In a labyrinthine and melancholy Istanbul, Galip, a young lawyer suddenly discovers that his wife has vanished into thin air. Even her half-brother, Celal, a famous
An incredible novel that knows how to reward patience and determination more than many others in moving forward to the last page. The book is in fact not fluent at all and tends to use (
The novel tells the story of Mehpare Hanim, a mysterious and charming woman, capable of seducing even Sheikh Yusuf Effendi, an illustrious master of a school of dervishes. Realizing the soul of his bride, the Sheikh will however be forced to part with it, even without stopping to think about it. Mehpare Hanim will soon find new love in Hüseyin Hikmet Bey, son of the sultan’s official doctor and fresh from his return from France, where he trained according to Western customs. The union of these 2 souls will however be made irreconcilable by Mehpare’s soul and by the imminent transformation of the Great Sick, the Ottoman Empire that is experiencing its last moments of life. Will it be up to the Organization for the Union and Progress to transform it or will it be its executioner?
One of the most interesting historical novels ever to understand the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. In his “
“The Passion: Football and the Story of Modern Turkey” by Patrick Keddie
Journalist and football obsessive Patrick Keddie takes us on a wild journey through Turkey’s role in the world’s most popular game. He travels from the streets of Istanbul,
The best way to understand Erdoğan‘s Turkey in a way never seen before. Anyone who has been even for a few hours in Turkey knows perfectly well
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