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By Gerald MacLean

Drawing on unique learn, together with in-depth interviews with President Abdullah Gül himself in addition to his spouse and shut circle of fellow workers and neighbors, this attention-grabbing account deals a portrait of a guy who has been on the middle of the political, financial, and cultural advancements that experience introduced Turkey to foreign prominence in recent times. In 2002 Abdullah Gül’s democratically elected celebration won energy and challenged Turkey’s political and spiritual legacy. presently after, Gül turned a key participant in Turkey's makes an attempt to obtain an accession date for the ecu Union. In 2007 he turned the 1st president of Turkey who was once additionally a religious Muslim — inflicting political commentators to hail his victory as a “new period in Turkish politics” — and he has given that been a massive determine in Turkey’s diplomatic relationships within the center East and foreign political arena.

An crucial resource for college students of latest Turkish tradition and society, Gerald MacLean’s soaking up account of this enigmatic person is on the market to a large circle of readers and throws gentle on very important episodes of Turkey’s fresh history.

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