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Turkey is on the front line of the war which is consuming Syria and the Middle East.

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Frontline Turkey: The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East by Ezgi Basaran

Turkey is on the front line of the war which is consuming Syria and the Middle East. Its role is complicated by the long-running conflict with the Kurds on the Syrian border - a war that has killed as many as 80,000 people over the last three decades. In 2011 President Erdogan promised to make a deal with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), but the talks marked a descent into assassinations, suicide bombings and the killing of civilians on both sides. The Kurdish peace process finally collapsed in 2014 with the spillover of the Syrian civil war. With ISIS moving through northern Iraq, Turkey has declared war on Western allies such as the Kurdish YPG (People's Protection Unit) - the military who rescued the Yezidis and fought with US backing in Kobane. Frontline Turkey shows how the Kurds' relationship with Turkey is at the very heart of the Middle Eastern crisis, and documents, through front-line reporting, how Erdogan's failure to bring peace is the key to understanding current events in Middle East.

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`Basaran writes that "the new Turkey" under Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) is "rushing headlong towards an authoritarian regime and a new, darker Middle East after the hope of the Arab Uprisings". The solution to what is happening in the Middle East is "directly related to Turkey's 40-year-old Kurdish problem and how the Turkish government chooses to deal with it". Basaran's survey of Kurdish history is both familiar and instructive... It is a fascinating, frightening story, journalism bringing all the connections together... Now the Turkish-Kurdish war goes on, Gulen is ready for his extradition and ISIS appears to be free to stage its suicide attacks in Turkey... Watch this space. And read this book.' Robert Fisk, Independent

About Ezgi Basaran


Ezgi Basaran is a Turkish journalist who made her name covering the Kurdish conflict - reporting 'on the ground' in the fight between ISIS, the YPG, the PKK and the Turkish state. After accepting the offer to write a daily column on Turkish foreign affairs, she became the youngest ever editor of Turkey's Radikal, the biggest centre-left news outlet in Turkey, and the first woman to hold the role. After facing government censorship when covering the breakdown of the Kurdish talks, she resigned. Radikal was shut down by the government a month later - an unprecedented event which made headlines worldwide. She is currently an academic visitor at St Antony's College Oxford. She has nearly 1 million twitter followers, and extensive 'name-recognition' in the field of Turkish politics and journalism. This would be her first book in English.

Table of Contents


1 The Kurdish Issue: Made in Turkey 2 Kurds in New Turkey 3 Kurdish Peace and the New Deep State 4 The PKK Embraces the World 5 Syria and the Kurdish Peace 6 No Presidency, No Peace 7 What Do Kurds Want? 8 The Coup Attempt that Shook Turkey Conclusion The Kurdish Issue Goes Global

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GOR008669006
Frontline Turkey: The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East by Ezgi Basaran
Ezgi Basaran
Used - Like New
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2017-09-22
224
1784538418
9781784538415
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