Summary of Erdogan’s Empire

Looking for the book?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 10 minutes.

Erdogan’s Empire book summary

The review below was first published in the getAbstract Journal on Oct 28, 2021.
We’ve reviewed this title for you as we currently cannot offer a summary.

Turkey’s Strong Man

Political scientist Soner Cagaptay details Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s rise to power in Turkey and how his approach has changed that nation.

Political scientist Soner Cagaptay, a fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute, details the policies of Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Though Erdoğan plays to populist prejudices and opposes religious freedom, Cagaptay says he hasn’t entirely dismantled Turkey’s democracy. Moreover, the author shows how Erdoğan has presided over an economic boom and countered Bashar al-Assad’s bloody practices in Syria.

Reviewers appreciated the complexity of Cagaptay’s approach and his attempts to explain Turkey to those who know little about it. The Washington Post, for example, wrote, “Americans, Israelis and Europeans may not like the headstrong, ruthless Erdoğan, but after reading Cagaptay’s book, they’ll at least understand him.”  Ozdem Sanberk, former undersecretary at the Turkish Foreign Ministry, called this book a “must-read for citizens around the globe.”

Comment on this review

More on this topic

The Lion and the Nightingale
Erdogan’s Way
Why Turkey Turned Its Back on the United States and Embraced Russia
The Narrow Corridor
Hard Truths in Syria
The Room Where It Happened

Related Channels