Turkey - a Past and a Future

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Extract-What is Turkey? It is a name which explains nothing, for no formula can embrace the variety of the countries marked Ottoman" on the map: the High Yemen, with its monsoons and tropical cultivation; the tilted rim of the Hedjaz, one desert in a desert zone that stretches from the Sahara to Mongolia; the Mesopotamian rivers, breaking the desert with a strip of green; the pine-covered mountain terraces of Kurdistan, which gird in Mesopotamia as the hills of the North-West Frontier of India gird the Plains; the Armenian highlands, bleak as the Pamirs, which feed Mesopotamia with their snows and send it the soil they cannot keep themselves; the Anatolian peninsula'an offshoot of Central Europe with its rocks and fine timber and mountain streams, but nursing a steppe in its heart more intractable than the Puszta of Hungary; the coast-lands'Trebizond and Ismid and Smyrna clinging to the Anatolian mainland and Syria interposing itself between the desert and the sea, but all, with their vines and olives and sharp contours, keeping true to the Mediterranean; and then the waterway of narrows and land-locked sea and narrows again which links the Mediterranean with the Black Sea and the Russian hinterland, and which has not its like in the world. This is a full-length, quality digitized book. Turkey - a Past and a Future, by Arnold Joseph Toynbee, is packaged with an easy to use functional book reader which means you can down load the App and start reading. ******* Features include ********** - Flick or click Scroll up/down - Opens up where you left off reading - Variable font size - Portrait and Landscape mode - Table of Contents for easy navigation between chapters - Set bookmarks to remember marked sections"
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Turkey - a Past and a Future