To his credit, modern Turkey's great champion never acts as its apologist ... He is also impressively up to date ... authoritative and illuminating
A swift, potted history of the Turkish political roller coaster.
Andrew Mango's portrait of contemporary Turkey is probably the most successful general introduction to the country for several decades.
He paints a broad and accessible picture, shrewdly gleaned from his insider-outsider dual perspective ... The Turks Today unfolds as a balanced, coherent primer for serious travellers with an itch to read the hidden lie of the land, and for inquisitive general readers.