This is Jeremy Seal's quest, by means of a fez, for the heart of a country culturally and spiritually at odds with herself.
The fez's opposing associations - both revered Eastern-Islamic headdress and banal tourist souvenir - exactly reflects Turkey's cultural faultline.
While Turkey pays court to the EC and becomes the latest mecca for mass-tourism, the resurgent voices of Islamic traditionalism and Kurdish separatism are stark reminders of the country's complex cultural topography.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 306 pages, map
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 12/01/1996
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9780330343626