Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

France's Plan to Tackle Racism

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Marine Le Pen and Thomas Piketty in Time magazine's power list; EU takes on Google; Gunter Grass dies (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Deadly Crossing: Migrants desperate to reach Europe; Abadi in Washington (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa: anti-violence marches and anti immigration protest

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

Read more

REPORTERS

Turkey’s hidden Armenians search for stolen identity

Read more

REVISITED

Families of slain Marikana miners still demanding justice

Read more

#TECH 24

Europe vs. Google: EU accuses search giant of market dominance abuse

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

Read more

Middle East

Author de Bellaigue journeys into Turkey's 'rebel land'

© Hurriyet

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-04-03

Christopher de Bellaigue was The Economist's Turkey correspondent in the early 2000s. His new book "Rebel Land" explores how Asia Minor went from being "the most chaotically cosmopolitan place on earth" to a decidedly homogeneous nation-state.

Christopher de Bellaigue was Turkey correspondent for The Economist during the early 2000s. He lived a comfortable life in the Galata neighborhood of Istanbul, in a smart top-floor apartment with a panoramic view of the Bosphorus.

Almost without realizing it, he had come to adopt the orthodox Turkish view on the key issues facing the country, paying little attention to the marginal voices of the Turkish liberals who argued that for Turkey to emerge as a full and mature democracy it would have to “come to terms” with its past.

However, spurred by negative responses to a piece he wrote for the London Review of Books on Turkish-Armenian relations, de Bellaigue decided to embark on a journey of discovery in Eastern Anatolia, to “confront the story of how Asia Minor had gone from being perhaps the most chaotically cosmopolitan place on earth to a declaredly homogenous nation state".

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

 

Date created : 2013-04-03

  • HURRIYET

    Islam is ‘Europe’s reality’, says Turkey’s EU minister

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Israel’s Peres calls for friendship with Turkey

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Istanbul Symphony Orchestra draws attention to Syria

    Read more

COMMENT(S)