The Documentary

BBC World Service

News & Politics, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

Society & Culture 67
History 17

The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.


DocArchive: The War That Changed The World: Istanbul - Modernity and Secularism

September 8th, 2014

Episode 762 of 1341 episodes

Turkey emerged from the First World War as a new republic, with a secular and modern identity, attempting to break from its Ottoman past. How has this influenced Turkey today? With historians Aksin Somel and Ahmet Kuyas, and novelist Elif Shafak.