Ryan Gingeras speaks to Ozan Ozavci about his 2019 book Eternal Dawn and the Kemalist mythos in Turkey.
Ryan Gingeras is a professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School
Ryan Gingeras’s new book Eternal Dawn tells us the “fascinating, terrible and inspiring story” of Atatürk’s Turkey “without deference to the mythology that still envelops it”. Ozan Ozavci of TLP talked to Gingeras about how he became interested in Turkish history, the making of the Kemalist mythos in the early republican era, and whether it has precipitated the emergence of counter-cults of personality today. The podcast was recorded on 30 December 2021.
Episode 8 – Eternal Dawn
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