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Turkish politics and the military [electronic resource] /
William Hale.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
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xii, 369 p. : map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0415024552 :
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imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
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0415024552 :
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11385576
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [345]-358) and index.
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Turkish Politics and the Militaryexamines the role of the armed forces in contemporary Turkish politics. William Hale argues that as political actors, the Turkish military has behaved quite differently from militaries in other Third World states. In some ways, it has acted as a guardian of the state, committed to economic and social modernization. Hale places Turkey's contemporary politics in perspective by examining the evolution of the army's political role. He looks back to the end of the eighteenth century and the military structure of the Ottoman Empire in its decline. He traces the role of the armed forces through the establishment of the Turkish Republic, the military coups of 1960 and 1980, the gradual return to civilian government in the later 1960s and 1980s, and the military disengagement from politics in 1983. This historical analysis reveals much about the modern Turkish political scene.
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Turkey's geographical position, between the Middle East and Europe and at the centre of the current upheavals in the USSR and the Balkans, has led to a reawakening of interest in its international standing. Meanwhile its domestic politics are of increasing interest and Turkey seems to have become a model for Liberal Democracy in Central Asia. David Hale focuses on the role of the military in contemporary politics. He author argues that the military has behaved quite differently from its counterparts in other third world states: it has acted in some degree as a guardian of the state, committed to economic and social modernisation. The book places contemporary politics in perspective by looking at the evolution of the armed forces in Turkey from the end of the eighteenth century. The author traces the role of the military through the establishment of the Republic, the military coups of 1960 and 1980, the gradual return to civilian government of the sixties and seventies, and the military disengagement from politics of 1983 onwards. Hale is interested in the army as an actor in the political drama rather than in the professional functions of soldiers, and his historical exposition reveals much about the modern scene.
Table of Contents
Preface
Note on Turkish spellings, names and military ranks
List of abbreviations
The Ottoman army: its structure and declinep. 1
Reform and revolution, 1789-1908p. 13
The Young Turks and their enemies, 1908-1918p. 35
The Turkish Republic and its army, 1918-1945p. 59
The path to a coup, 1945-1960p. 88
The military as rulers, 1960-1961p. 119
Challenge, accommodation and crisis, 1961-1971p. 153
The 12 March regime, 1971-1973p. 184
Political collapse and the third military intervention, 1973-1980p. 215
The 12 September regime, 1980-1983p. 246
The military disengages, 1983-1993p. 276
Turkish politics and the military: a comparative analysisp. 303
Appendix 1 Sultans and presidents since 1789p. 337
Appendix 2 Governments of Turkey since 1946p. 338
Appendix 3 Map of command areas of the Turkish armyp. 341
Appendix 4 Command structure of the Turkish armed forcesp. 342
Appendix 5 Turkish general election results, 1946-1991p. 343
Bibliographyp. 345
Indexp. 359
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