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- DescriptionThis book is t a conventional biography. It is t only a portrait of a larger-than-life Turkish diplomat, whose Foreign Service career spanned almost four decades - from 1941 to 1979 - but also offers a glimpse into the evolution of the organization of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and provides an account of the attitudes and methods of the Ministry's officials. A good biography should cast light upon its subject's times as well as his - or her - life; upon the way things were done, as much as upon the way a particular individual reacted and behaved. As such, in this book, t only is Zeki Kuneralp the man addressed but also the great developments of his time are explored extensively. The book blends biographical narrative with explorations of various aspects of the foreign policy issues with which Kuneralp was involved. The book treats in detail the major problems with which Kuneralp was directly concerned at each of his postings: that is, meeting the right people abroad, promoting Turkish interests, reporting to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, subordinating local matters to the political and ecomic goals of Turkey, and conducting diplomacy so as always to be in accord with Ankara's policy makers, whose big picture he always kept in mind.
- Author BiographyYucel Guclu is a historian. His previous publications include The Question of the Sanjak of Alexandretta: A Study in Turkish-French-Syrian Relations (Ankara: Turkish Historical Society, 2001); Eminence Grise of the Turkish Foreign Service: Numan Menemencioglu (Ankara: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, 2002); The Life and Career of a Turkish Diplomat: Cevat Acikalin (Ankara: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, 2002); The Turcomans and Kirkuk (Philadelphia, PA: Xlibris Corporation, 2007); Armenians and the Allies in Cilicia 1914-1923 (Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2010); and The Holocaust and the Armenian Case in Comparative Perspective (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2012), in addition to numerous articles on Turkish diplomatic history. He was the winner of the Afet Inan Historical Studies Prize in 1996, and is currently engaged in research on the Armenian events of Adana in 1909 and Cemal Pasa. His next book, Historical Archives and the Historians' Commission to Investigate the Armenian Events of 1915, is forthcoming.
- Author(s)Yucel Guclu
- PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Date of Publication01/01/2015
- SubjectInternational Relations
- Place of PublicationNewcastle upon Tyne
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge Scholars Publishing
- Width148 mm
- Height212 mm
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
- Edition Statement1st Unabridged
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