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CultureShock! Turkey by Arin Bayraktaroglu

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‘Society in its full sense... is never an entity separable from the individuals who compose it.’—Ruth Benedict

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAST OR WEST, HOME IS BEST

Despite their central Asian origins and having Islam as their religion, for the last 200 years, the Turks have been trying to modernise their country according to the model of Western Europe. During the Ottoman period, such reforms were confined to military matters but after the foundation of the republic, the changes were brought into other areas too. The civil and penal codes were changed so as ...

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