Norman Stone on Istanbul

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Host: Intelligence Squared
Location: The Tabernacle, Talbot Road
Speaker: Norman Stone

In this talk the historian Norman Stone, who has lived in Turkey since 1997, will take us on a journey through the country's turbulent history, from the arrival of the Seljuks in Anatolia in the 11th century to the modern republic applying for EU membership in the 21st. Along the way we'll meet rapacious leaders such as Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent and Kemal Atatürk, the reforming genius and founder of modern Turkey.

 

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