• After the Failed Coup, Many Young Turks Are Yearning for Independence

    ISTANBUL ― “Did I do the right thing when I brought my kids from the U.S. to Turkey?” a young Turkish scholar asked me last week. We were chatting in the garden of a private university in Izmir, a Turkish city by the Aegean sea. “Friends say it was the wrong decision, but I want my kids to grow up here, in their homeland.”
    Although culturally liberal, Izmir hosts some of the most nationalistic citizens of Turkey. The city's locals are proud inheritors of the Young Turk mentality of the early 20th century, the defiant and nationalist ethos that emerged during the last decades of Ottoman...


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