When Alev Scott moved to Istanbul to explore her family's heritage, she didn't know what to expect from this colorful nation at the edge of the Middle East. By travelling around the country and talking to everyone from art dealers to camel breeders, Alex began to piece together a picture of modern Turkey. Moving from booming Istanbul to the historically diverse villages of the south-east, and caught up in the protests of 2013, Alev saw from the inside how constantly surprising this remarkable country can be. Turkish Awakening is essential reading for anyone travelling to, or simply interested in, this rapidly-evolving nation. This updated paperback edition includes an additional chapter on the aftermath of the 2013 Gezi Park protests.