About this title: Turkey today -- very likely the world's fastest growing tourist destination -- defies easy categorization: European? Western? Islamic? Anarchic? Friends speak of the Turks as blunt yet hospitable, inhabiting a land rich in history and culture, a strategic ally of NATO. Detractors cite "Midnight Express, " military coups, Islamic Fundamentalism. The Turks themselves, with characteric indifference, simply say: "All is Turkey." Hugh and Nicole Pope in this very timely account attempt to fill a gap in perception.
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