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ANDREW MANGO

Dr. Andrew Mango got his Ph.D. in 1955 for a thesis on the legend of Alexander in Persian Islamic poetry from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. He joined the External Services (now World Service) of the BBC in 1947, and was in charge of broadcasts in Turkish between 1958 and 1972, before being promoted Head of the South European. After his retirement from the BBC in 1986 he has worked full-time as researcher, writer and consultant on modern Turkey. Decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal of the Turkish Foreign Ministry; Hon.Ph.D. Middle East Technical University, Ankara; Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta; Beykent University, Istanbul and Çanakkale University.