I read the book in college. It was recommended by a friend. I have never been to Turkey, unlikely to ever visit the place. It's hard to believe that this was Rome in the East and for a thousand years played host to civilization. It fell to islam in the end and now it is giving up the last ghost of civilization under it's modern day caliph.
Morganthau sure got around back in the day. For a while every single bit of stupid had that name attached to it somewhere.