In this timely book the author addresses a number of key questions about Turkey's hard road to democratisation. Is it still underway? What are the hindrances or blockages? What are the motivations and roles of civil society groupings in this evolving democracy? What is the current stance and role of the military, given Turkey's recent history of recurrent military coups d'etat? Will Turkey ever succeed in gaining admittance to the European Union?
Dr Muhammed Cetin is a member of Turkish Parliament. He is the Publications Co-ordinator of the Institute of Interfaith Dialog (IID). He writes and lectures on international affairs and intercultural dialogue studies. He is a columnist in the international daily Today's Zaman and has a Ph.D. in sociology.