ABSTRACT

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The Routledge Intermediate Turkish Reader has been specially designed for intermediate and advanced learners of Turkish and comprises a broad selection of graded readings.

Written by prominent Turkish academics and journalists, the collection of modern texts presented here have been carefully selected to ensure students receive maximum exposure to current political and cultural issues related to Turkey; from gender, ethnicity, religion and social class through to arts and history.

Each reading is fully supported by:

    • an introduction written by an expert in the related field
    • a vocabulary list with English translation and vocabulary in context
    • short grammar explanations of any difficult structures encountered in the text
    • comprehension questions directly text related, language exercises and subject specific questions to generate class-discussion and essay writing in Turkish
    • a key to comprehension questions and language exercises
    • a list of suggested further reading (online support).

Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Turkish Reader is an essential tool for increasing language proficiency and enriching the learners’ socio-cultural knowledge of Turkey.

Companion website available at https://www.senelsymons.co.uk/books/

Introductions in English by: Prof. Dr. E. Fuat Keyman, Koç University, Prof. Dr. Ümit Cizre, Bilkent University, Dr. Can Dündar, journalist, writer, columnist, director, Dr. Martin Stokes, Oxford University, Prof. Dr. Cemil Koçak, Sabancı University, Prof. Dr. Fatih Selami Mahmutoğlu, İstanbul University, Prof. Dr. Fatma Gök, Boğaziçi University, Prof. Dr. Dilek Cindoğlu, Bilkent University, Prof. Dr. Yıldız Silier, Boğaziçi University, Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Kibaroğlu, Middle East Technical University, Prof. Dr. Oya Pancaroğlu, Boğaziçi University, Prof. Dr. Meliz Ergin, Koç University, Prof. Dr. Özlem Tür, Middle East Technical University, Prof. Dr. Ayşe Uyduranoğlu, Bilgi University, Prof. Dr. Zeynep Gambetti, Boğaziçi University, Prof. Dr. Saime Özçürümez, Bilkent University, Prof. Dr. Kürşad Ertuğrul, Middle East Technical University, Dr. Selin Akyüz-Şaşmaz, Bilkent University.

The articles in Turkish by: Prof. Dr. Murat Belge, Bilgi University, Prof. Dr. Orhan Tekelioğlu, Bahçeşehir University, Prof. Dr. E. Fuat Keyman, Koç University, Murat Yetkin, journalist, columnist, lecturer, Radikal, Prof. Dr. Türker Alkan, Çankaya University, Prof. Dr. Baskın Oran, Ankara University, Prof. Dr. Hakan Hakeri, Ondokuz Mayıs University; Cem Erciyes, journalist, Radikal, Dr. Fikret Bila, journalist, columnist, Milliyet, Prof. Dr. Şahin Alpay, Bahçeşehir University, Prof. Dr. Mümtaz‘er Türköne, Gazi University, Prof. Dr. Mahnaz Gümrükçüoğlu, Sakarya University, Dr. Ali Bayramoğlu, journalist, Yeni Şafak, Prof. Dr. Hakkı Uyar, Dokuz Eylül University,  Ayşe Hür, historian, journalist, columnist, Taraf.

 

 

 

chapter |2 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|6 pages

Gender and education in Turkey

chapter 2|7 pages

The social construction of men in Turkey

chapter 3|7 pages

The problematic headscarf in Turkey

chapter 4|6 pages

The concept of happiness in Turkey

chapter 5|9 pages

The politics of water in Turkey

chapter 6|7 pages

The new Turkish penal code

chapter 7|7 pages

Sexual honour in Turkey

chapter 10|8 pages

The Turkish military’s political role

chapter 11|7 pages

Turkey and the Middle East

chapter 13|8 pages

The Kurdish question in Turkey

chapter 14|9 pages

Nationalism in Turkey

chapter 15|10 pages

Turkish cinema and politics

chapter 16|11 pages

Arabesk music in Turkey

chapter 17|9 pages

Recent relations between the EU and Turkey

chapter 18|10 pages

The Turkish left and Kemalism

chapter 19|13 pages

Turkish perceptions of ‘the West’