A Turk in the Palestinian Resistance
This memoir recounts how a young, idealistic Turk came to participate in the Palestinian Resistance in the wake of his government's crackdown on Turkey's leftist and student movement in the early 1970s. In describing the two years he spent in refugee and training camps in Syria and especially Lebanon, he provides a window on life in the Resistance at a crucial time in its history and gives a sense of its international dimension and appeal.
Cengiz Çandar is the political columnist of Sabah, Turkey's largest circulation daily, and the author of numerous books, including five on the Middle East. He is a former public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and , for the past year, was fellow at the United States Institute of of Peace in Wahington.