I finally found it: The Young Turks…

10 Nov

The Young Turks: The Committee of Union and Progress in Turkish Politics, 1908-1914, by Feroz Ahmad

Young Turks

I’ve been looking for this book for years and there was always only some ancient hardcover on Amazon for like $100.  And yesterday I stumble on it at — of all places — a cool little bookstore in the Kadikoy skala as I was waiting for the ferry back to Kabatas.  Concise, easy to read, well-organized — I’ve devoured it already.  Great source on a critical time in Turkish history — and an especially good read if you want to know more on the context of the Armenian massacres.  (See: “Screamers:” Genocide: what is it and why do we need the term?)

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