Luke Frostick writes: İşigüzel's "The Girl in the Tree" recounts the story of young woman who, in a moment of crisis and personal tragedy, flees from Cihangir to Gülhane Park, and spends the rest of her life atop trees. From her perch, she tells us her story and that of three generations of women living in Cihangir.
Luke Frostick writes: Erdoğan Rising takes us through all the critical moments of Turkey's recent history, from the Gezi Park protests to the coup attempt and the 2018 election. Smith caters to readers that aren't experts on Turkey but provides enough detail to capture those readers that are invested in the country.
Luke Frostick writes: Turkey's foreign policy is in a muddle. Turkey's relationship with its NATO allies is strained to the point of crumbling. It has failed to build new alliances in the Middle East, quite the opposite in fact, and has shown its vulnerability to Iran and Russia, its traditional regional rivals. In his new book Erdoğan’s Empire, Soner Çağaptay breaks down the geopolitics of the AKP era in forensic detail.
Luke Frostick writes: Burhan Sönmez has been quietly building up a reputation for writing really good novels and his latest offering, Labyrinth, further cements that he is one of the most interesting writers working today. The story follows Boratin, a young jazz musician who has lost his memory after a failed suicide attempt from the Bosphorus Bridge.
Luke Frostick writes: In April 1957 US Ambassador Fletcher Warren burst into Prime minister Menderes’s cabinet meeting to try and prevent him from taking military action in Syria. Menderes had to make a hard choice. This is one of the more dramatic moments in Egemen Bezci’s new book Turkish Intelligence and the Cold War: The Turkish Secret Service, the US and the UK.