Milestone Reference Work on Modern Turkey Published

Prof. Metin Heper, vice rector for academic affairs and founder and honorary member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, has, with Sabri Sayarı, professor at Sabancı University, edited a new book, "The Routledge Handbook of Modern Turkey" (London and New York: Routledge, 2012; 400 pp.).

The book's back cover offers the following description of the content and scope of the volume: In recent years, there has been growing interest in Turkey, stemming from the country's developing role in regional and global politics, its expanding economic strength, and its identity as a predominantly Muslim country with secular political institutions and democratic processes. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging profile of modern Turkey. Bringing together original contributions from leading scholars with a wide range of backgrounds, this important reference work gives a unique in-depth survey of Turkish affairs, past and present. Thematically organized sections cover:

Turkish history from the early Ottoman period to the present
Turkish culture
Politics and international relations
Social issues
The Turkish economy and economics