The political, economic and social background to the Turkish and Middle Eastern scene is provided in this book, first published in 1964. It describes the problems facing Turkey under military rule, as well as the emerging struggle for power between the communists and nationalists in Cyprus, and the situation in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and North Africa.
1. Turkey 1.1. Ankara – Window on Anatolia 1.2. Under Revolutionary Rule 1.3. Nuances in Foreign Policy 1.4. Reform Plans of the Gursel Government 1.5. Army and Politics 1.6. The Constitution 1.7. Struggle for the Succession to the Junta 2. Cyprus 2.1. Nationalists and Communists 2.2. Structure of the Republic 3. Lebanon 3.1. Political Kaleidoscope 3.2. Abdel Nasser’s Cold War 3.3. Opponents of Pan-Arabism 4. Syria 4.1. Cairo’s Domination 4.2. Break with Nasser 5. Jordan, Arab Tension Centre 6. Iraq 6.1. Under General Kassem’s Regime 6.2. Abortive Reforms 6.3. War Against the Kurds 6.4. Compromise in Baghdad 7. Egypt 7.1. Nasser’s Socialism and Nationalism 7.2. Pan-Arabism, Pan-Islamism and Pan-Africanism 8. Libya, Oil Producer of Tomorrow 9. The Republic of Tunisia 9.1. The Rule of Bourguiba 9.2. Western Orientation of Foreign Policy 10. Algeria 10.1. The War for Independence 10.2. Sovereign Algeria 11. Morocco 11.1. The Structure of the Kingdom 11.2. King Hassan’s Rule 11.3. Nation at the Crossroads 12. The Maghreb in Search of an Identity