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Society, Media & Culture

The image of Atatürk is part of the National Turkish heritageTurkish-style architecture bears testimony to the Ottoman Empire’s former presence in territories stretching, among others, across parts of the Arab world. The characteristic mosques with their tall pointed minarets are an example in case. Turkish influence on Arab society has nonetheless remained measured. Over the past years Turkish television soaps have entered the Arab private homes on a large scale.

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In the course of the 20th century Turkey witnessed sweeping social and economic reforms. Turkey has transformed from an underdeveloped, rural society into a predominantly urbanized country experiencing rapid economic growth. The s...
The 21st-century Turkish media environment is steadily worsening. Moreover, during Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s tenure as prime minister (2003-2014) and now president – and particularly since the 2016 failed coup attempt and subseq...
Over the centuries successive civilizations have left their mark on Anatolia. Turkey's impressive architecture, across the country, bears testimony to its rich past, and visitors can admire many artefacts in Turkey's museums – a...

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