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The struggle for modern Turkey, justice, activism and a revolutionary female journalist, Sabiha Sertel ; translated by David Selim Sayers & Evrim Emir-Sayers ; edited by Tia O'Brien & Nur Deriş

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The struggle for modern Turkey, justice, activism and a revolutionary female journalist, Sabiha Sertel ; translated by David Selim Sayers & Evrim Emir-Sayers ; edited by Tia O'Brien & Nur Deriş
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The struggle for modern Turkey
Nature of contents
bibliographydictionaries
Oclc number
1179006952
Responsibility statement
Sabiha Sertel ; translated by David Selim Sayers & Evrim Emir-Sayers ; edited by Tia O'Brien & Nur Deriş
Series statement
Library of Middle East history
Sub title
justice, activism and a revolutionary female journalist
Summary
"Sabiha Sertel was born into revolution in 1895, as an independent Turkey rose out of the dying Ottoman Empire. The nation's first professional female journalist, her unrelenting push for democracy and social reforms ultimately cost Sertel her country and freedom. Shortly before her death in 1968, Sertel completed her autobiography Roman Gibi ( Like a Novel ), which was written during her forced exile in the Soviet Union. Translated here into English for the first time, and complete with a new introduction and comprehensive annotations, it offers a rare perspective on Turkey's history as it moved to embrace democracy, then violently recoiled. The book reveals the voice of a passionate feminist and committed socialist who clashes with the young republic's leadership. A unique first-hand account, the text foreshadows Turkey's increasingly authoritarian state. Sertel offers her perspective on the fierce divisions over the republic's constitution and covers issues including freedom of the press, women's civil rights and the pre-WWII discussions with European leaders about Hitler's rising power."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Table Of Contents
Figure -- Titles -- Preface -- Introduction Translators' Note Biographical and Historical Timeline -- Glossary of Terms -- Acknowledgements -- Author's Note Dedication -- 1. Introduction To Life -- 2. In America -- 3. The Return Home -- 4. Publishing Resimli Ay -- 5. Life In Politics -- 6. Turkey In The War Years -- 7. Turkey At The End Of The War -- 8. The Görüsler Journal -- 9. The Tan Incidents -- 10. The Founding Of The Democrat Party And The Arrests -- 11. The Human Rights Association -- 12. The Provocations Continue -- 13. To My Countrypeople
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