Perspectives From Ankara
This book provides a unique and timely window into the views and opinions of a wide segment of the Turkish society on the subject of contemporary Turkish-U.S. relations. Based on interview data collected and analyzed largely by Turkish academicians, this study focuses on the opinions and attitudes of Turkish citizens across nine different sectors of Turkish society. Ranging from military officers to university students to the labor and media sectors, the depth and breadth of this multi-sectoral survey, looked at carefully by a group of scholars from broad academic backgrounds and public service expertise, serves as an important contribution to the literature. Serving as a "snap-shot" of contemporary views being expressed in Turkey, this work serves to identify and address those issues and events that have impacted or might tend to influence the conduct and future of Turkish-U.S. relations.
About the Author
Dr. Salmi is a professor of political science and Middle East Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. Dr. Durgun is a professor of political science at Beykent University, Istanbul, Turkey. Additional Contributors: Fetullah Akin, Adin Basbug, Nuran H. Belet, Hamit Emrah Beris, Vedat Bilgin, Tevfik Erdem, Gonca Bayraktar Durgun, Senol Durgun, Hikmet Kavruk, M. Akif Ozer, Ralph H. Salmi, Osman Simsek, Galen Stocking, Huseyin Yayman.