Turkey: Past and Present
Amol Rajan discusses Turkey with Elif Shafak, Kaya Genç, Fadi Hakura and Bettany Hughes.
Amol Rajan discusses Turkey past and present with the authors Elif Shafak and Kaya Genç, Chatham House's Fadi Hakura and the historian Bettany Hughes.
Shafak's new novel, The Three Daughters of Eve, moves between Turkey and Britain, and is a tale of friendship, faith and betrayal. It portrays Turkey as a country riven by deep divisions in society, politics and religion.
Kaya Genç reports from across Turkey, exploring the lives of the country's angry young people on both sides of the political divide, while Fadi Hakura from Chatham House considers Turkey's changing relations with the outside world amid increasing nationalist feeling and isolationism.
Bettany Hughes's biography of Istanbul is the story of three cities - Byzantium, Constantinople and Istanbul - and reveals a city that's been at the heart of political life between the East and the West for the last eight thousand years.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
|Interviewed Guest||Elif Shafak|
|Interviewed Guest||Kaya Genc|
|Interviewed Guest||Bettany Hughes|
|Interviewed Guest||Fadi Hakura|