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During more than three years living in and reporting from Turkey, I met all sorts of people - from Sunni imams and Alevi dancers to displaced Kurds. But never did I uncover the exhaustive personal political histories that the Istanbul-based novelist Kaya Genç presents in Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey.
IDEAS | DAVID LEPESKA Terror warnings are now a weekly occurrence in Turkey. Suicide attacks and car bombs in Istanbul and Ankara this year, which killed nearly 200 people, have deepened the sense of fear. Major Istanbul soccer matches and art fairs have been canceled as newspapers print instructions for "spotting a suicide bomber."
On a late September morning, the grounds of Softex refugee camp - at an abandoned toilet-paper plant a few miles west of Thessaloniki - are quiet and relatively well-kept. Each family has their own tent. Adults sit at plastic tables chatting over tea while children play nearby.