"A well-documented lucid account of the life and political activities of Abdullah Gül... McLean's work will remain as a major reference for scholars of modern Turkey for decades."
- Professor Halil İnalcık- Bilkent University, Ankara
"Abdullah Gül has been a voice of reason and common sense in today's Turkey a prime example of the sort of Muslim politician who could promise a variant of Christian Democracy in a country which has long needed a sensible conservative movement. Gerald MacLean's study of his career is well-written, well-balanced and timely."
- Professor Norman Stone-Bilkent University, Ankara
"Abdullag Gül and the Making of the New Turkey is more than a personal biography, and will act as a broad introduction to Turkey's modern political development. It provides a great deal of new information which should make it a useful source for students of contemporary Turkish society and politics."
- William M. Hale-Professor Emeritus At The School Of Oriental African Studies, University Of London