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İsmet İnn: The Making of a Turkish Statesman
Contributor(s): Heper, Metin (Author)

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ISBN: 9004099190     ISBN-13: 9789004099197
Publisher: Brill
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Published: June 1998
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Annotation: This highly original study of a Turkish statesman can be read as an introduction into Turkish politics. In his very clearly written and stimulating political biography of ?smet ?nvn], Metin Heper presents to the reader a highly motivated, self-reflecting and self-conscious political leader.
?smet ?nvn] played a critical role in the founding of the Turkish Republic, further promoting Westernization, and the transition to and the consolidation of democracy in Turkey. This volume is the first treatise on this remarkable statesman in any Western language. It challenges such orthodox views on ?nvn] as his having played second fiddle vis-a-vis Ataturk and his having been a power-hungry politician with an authoritarian bend of mind. It is suggested that ?nvn] complemented Ataturk, and that, over time, he adopted liberal political views while remaining a staunch guardian of the premises such as secularism upon which the Turkish Republic rested. It is also argued that if his compatriots had paid closer attention to ?nvn], they would have a more liberal conception of democracy and, at the same time, in politics they would have acted more prudently.

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BISAC Categories:
- History | Middle East - Turkey & Ottoman Empire
- Architecture | Interior Design - General
- Social Science | Islamic Studies
Dewey: 956.102
LCCN: 98010941
Series: Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East an
Physical Information: 0.92" H x 6.52" W x 9.66" L (1.47 lbs) 270 pages
Features: Bibliography, Dust Cover, Index, Table of Contents
 
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This highly original study of a Turkish statesman can be read as an introduction into Turkish politics. In his very clearly written and stimulating political biography of İsmet İn n , Metin Heper presents to the reader a highly motivated, self-reflecting and self-conscious political leader.
İsmet İn n played a critical role in the founding of the Turkish Republic, further promoting Westernization, and the transition to and the consolidation of democracy in Turkey. This volume is the first treatise on this remarkable statesman in any Western language. It challenges such orthodox views on İn n as his having played second fiddle vis-a-vis Ataturk and his having been a power-hungry politician with an authoritarian bend of mind. It is suggested that İn n complemented Ataturk, and that, over time, he adopted liberal political views while remaining a staunch guardian of the premises such as secularism upon which the Turkish Republic rested. It is also argued that if his compatriots had paid closer attention to İn n , they would have a more liberal conception of democracy and, at the same time, in politics they would have acted more prudently.
 
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