"The fact that this group propagates a so-called 'succession state
' to restore some illusory caliphate exposes what this group is really about," he said.
(Whether the destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of these artificial succession states
, especially Iraq, her great passion, was ultimately for the good is another question altogether.) As a journalist the author is rather fond of the colourful phrase--she refers to 'conferred inherited privilege' which is surely contradictory and to T.E.
NFU economists do accept the succession states
do,in the long term,have the potential to become agricultural powerhouses.
His fascinating and brilliantly written story covers the successive periods of reform that transformed the empire during the nineteenth century and the crucibles of war and invasion that devastated Ottoman society and, following World War I and the Turkish War for Independence, led to the rise of the modem, secular Republic of Turkey and numerous other succession states