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Issue 17, 1999

The Republic

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Cornucopia’s 40-page portrait of Turkey in the 20th century, with classic photographs by Ara Güler and text by Norman Stone and David Barchard. We discover Turkey’s magnificent lake district and Zeki Pasha’s waterside palace. Plus the complete guide to bagging carpets, and cabbage recipes for fit for kings


  • The Republic

    Cornucopia celebrates Turkey’s 75th birthday with 40 pages of photographs by Ara Güler and John Brunton and articles by Norman Stone and David Barchard. It was the century of Turkey’s birth, of unprecedented peace and hard-won prosperity. In just 75years, Turkey has come a long way.

  • Diary of the Emerging Republic

    When, on that autumn day in 1923, the Turkish Republic was first proclaimed, its capital, Ankara, could hardly have looked less like the capital of a large country.

  • Headhunting

    The memoirs of Frederick Courtney Selous, naturalist, explorer and probably the greatest of all the African hunters of the nineteenth century, recall his hunting expeditions in Turkey. His book East and West: Sport and Travel has been translated into Turkish by Derin Türkömer, a passionate hunter himself, who describes his hero’s adventures

  • Silence of the Lammergeiers

    The towering peaks and rolling foothills of Turkey’s LakeDistrict simply take one’s breath away. Eğirdir, at the heart of Anatolia’s majestic Lake District and the midpoint of a triangle of mountains, is great trekking country.

  • The Great Yalı of Zeki Pasha

    Built as a glittering prize, then closed through war and exile, this flamboyant survivor is one of the last of the great waterfront mansions of the Bosphorus.

  • The Family Brassica

    The Greeks and Romans, who appreciated cauliflower for its sobering effect, were particularly fond of the magnificent cauliflowers of Cyprus, with their tasty creamy-white florets.

Inside the issue

The Republic: A Portrait of Twentieth-Century Turkey in Words and Pictures

  1. Photographs by Ara Güler and John Brunton and from the Çelik Gülersoy Library
  2. Spotlight on a New World
    Norman Stone raises the curtain on the enlightened Republic
    [extract available online]
  3. Diary of the Emerging Republic
    by David Barchard
    [available online]


  1. The First Lady of Spin
    A profile of Betûl Mardin, by Andrew Finkel
  2. Head-Hunting
    The Aegean memoirs of Frederick Courtney Selous, by Derin Türkömer
    [extract available online]

The Countryside

  1. Silence of the Lammergeiers
    Walking in Turkey's Lake District, by Kate Clow
    [extract available online]
  2. Village Voices
    Azize Ethem begins her journal of country life from Dereköy


  1. The Great Yalı of Zeki Pasha
    by Patricia Daunt
    [extract available online]


  1. The Family Brassica
    Cabbages and cauliflowers, by Berrin Torolsan
    [extract available online]


  1. Connoisseur
    New Saleroom Discoveries in London and Paris.
    The Carpetbagger's Guide, by Philippa Scott
  2. Issues of the Day
    Istanbul Diary, by Andrew Finkel.
    Despatches from Istanbul, Baku, New York and Sydney
  3. Lead-Hunting
    Toy soldiers, by Elizabeth Meath Baker
  4. Counterpoint
    The Very Model of a Modern Major Company: Vestel, by James Dorsey. The Cornucopia Portfolio.
  5. Eating Out in Istanbul
    by Andrew Finkel

Book Reviews

  1. Khayyams Cliffhanger
    Samarkand, by Amin Malouf. Reviewed by Maureen Freely
  2. 1389 and All That
    Kosovo: A Short History, by Noel Malcolm. Reviewed by Anthony Bryer
  3. An Officer and a Gentleman Cook
    Aşçıbaşı (Chef), by Mahmud Nedim bin Tosun, edited by Mary Işin
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