Good books about Turkey

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There are many good books about Turkey, and after reading most of them (and writing one or three of them), here are some I’d like to recommend (updated October 2021). Happy reading! * Reviews for items marked with an asterisk can be found on the Book Reviews page of this site.



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Other book lists
Best Books for Exploring and Understanding Istanbul, Discover the Best Books, May 31, 2021.
Best Books to Understand the Heart and Soul of Turkey and Its People, Discover the Best books, June 21, 2021.

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  1. I think you don’t have any female authors on your list. I would include Elif Safak’s books which reflect life in Turkey mostly Istanbul.

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