Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 April 2017

312 Pages | 2 black and white maps


ISBN: 9780198804192

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Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey

Ryan Gingeras

  • The first comprehensive history of drug trafficking and organized crime in Turkey, and their role in shaping the political landscape of the modern state
  • Offers a new and original approach to the story of Turkey, and fresh light on transnational and comparative issues of state formation, organized crime, and drug enforcement policy
  • Draws on new archival sources from the United States and Turkey, including declassified documents from the Prime Minister's Archives of the Republic of Turkey and the US Central Intelligence Agency
  • Written by an historian who also works closely with the US State Department and Department of Defence, giving him a rounded view of the subject