A Modern History of the Kurds, David McDowall. I'm not reading this one back to back, it's too heavy and deep for that. But I'm reading individual chapters getting a feel for the constant internecine fighting between Kurds and the post-GW1 Kurdish statelets.
The Making of Modern Turkey, Feroz Ahmad. Fairly easy reading, nice and slim so I'm not learning all that much really. I should have paid more attention to the chapters on the coup decades.
A stubborn porcupine: heredity & nationhood. Meditate, brother!
That doesn't sound like a uni class. At least none that I've read about. I like to read history books sometimes... Fiction does get so predictable once you get to a point. I like to broaden my horizons by non-fiction books... then take a break with some sci-fi or something.