Keeping up with Turkish politics

Turkey has just held elections and in this morning’s parliamentary mail I received a copy of Turkish Review.  This brings back memories.  Only readers who graduated from Hull Politics Department many years ago will be aware that we used to teach Turkish politics.  I used to take classes in the subject.  Those were the days, when we covered especially the role of Ataturk and the place of the military as the upholders of Ataturk’s secularist principles – challenged when the current government was elected.  Any graduates who fall in the category of remembering those days will doubtless recall Democracy and Developments in Turkey….

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About Lord Norton

Professor of Government at Hull University, and Member of the House of Lords
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2 Responses to Keeping up with Turkish politics

  1. sheldon Howcroft says:

    Yes I remember buying Professor’s Dodd’s book. A rivetting read if ever there was one. All first year Politics students had to study Turkish politics. Still I enjoyed the rest of the course at Hull. Great times. Cycled past the University on Cottingham Road a few weeks ago, still looks a great place to study. Regards to you Professor Norton.

    • Lord Norton says:

      Sheldon Howcroft: Hello. I thought the post might induce one or two graduates to recall their experiences of studying Turkish politics!

      The campus is even more attractive now than in the 1980s. Perhaps I should post a pohotograph or two.

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