Turkey as geography – past and present

by Deniz Eröcal

Preliminary drafts for comment (click on the titles of the Sketches)

July 2018

Readers will find the Table of Contents, Bibliography and individual sections, as they appear, of a geographical essay on the identity of Turkey. All material is in preliminary draft form. They are circulated for comments and suggestions on the content.

Please send any feedback to: deniz.erocal ( at ) free.fr

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION (to come)

II. A RECTANGULAR COUNTRY

Sketch 1: The simplest map of Turkey

Sketch 2: A country centred on the edge

Sketch 3: Dissected diagonally through the middle

Sketch 4: Clenching three realms

Sketch 5: With an interior up against coastal areas

Sketch 6: Geography of politics

Sketch 7: Resistance and resurrection at the interior

Sketch 8: Confrontation beyond the Diagonal

Sketch 9: Borders, young and old

Sketches 10 to 12 (to come)

PART III. PRESENT IN FOUR CORNERS OF THE (OLD) WORLD

Sketches 13 to 24 (to come)

IV. CONCLUSIONS (to come)

Bibliography

 

NOTICE:

The essay is organised around small sections called “Sketches”, rather than chapters, as this is primariliy a work in maps and graphics. The text is supposed to be minimal and exlanatory.

Part II of the essay focuses on Turkey as such and a description of geographical variations within it. Part III will look into Turkey in relation to broader (and partly overlapping) ensembles of countries in the Old World (Europe, the Middle East, Eurasia, the Mediterranean). Throughout, Turkey is understood as the country within its present boders as of 2017.

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I look forward to your comments.

Deniz

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