The Influence of Culture and the Material World on Turkey

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Essay #: 073603
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The Influence of Culture and the Material World on Turkey
Turkey is the natural inheritor to what was arguably one of the greatest empires in the world, the Ottoman Empire. For a few hundred years, the Empire “stretched from the gates of Vienna in Europe to Azerbaijan in Asia; it controlled the entire coast of North Africa and all the Arab lands” (Text – Cultures: The Ottoman Empire, 64) and protected the “…Islamic, Middle Eastern culture…” (Text - Cultures: The Ottoman Empire, 64) an accomplishment that is still evident today. This paper will look at the influence that the culture of the Ottoman Empire and the region had on Turkey, as well as the influences of the material world on Turkey.
The culture of the Ottoman Empire is still...
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.....in, ‘who needs Europe?’…” (The Economist, 2011). The material benefits of membership in the EU, the holy grail of many states in Europe, was once Turkey’s main political dream. However, the difficulty and reluctance of many member states to grant Turkey membership, despite it’s obvious modernization to meet European standards, seems to have led Turkey to seek economic goals with countries closer to its own cultural history and identity.
Works Cited
Text - Cultures: The Ottoman Empire. (n.d.).
Text - The North: Turkey. (n.d.).
The Economist. (2011, October 15). Turkey and Europe: An Uncertain Path - Faltering membership talks are reducing the European Union’s influence. Retrieved from www.economist.com: http://www.economist.com/node/21532303