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Westernising the Ottomans

Duration: 01:42

Allan Little explains how the founders of the Turkish Republic wanted to "wipe the slate clean" and modernise the nation, imposing European law, changing the alphabet and banning the fez.

Available since: Tue 23 Jul 2013

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Turkey: the New Ottomans The AKP and the Republic

1/3 Allan Little charts the re-emergence of Turkey as a powerful global force.

First broadcast: 30 Jul 2013

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