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By Umut Uzer

ISBN-10: 160781465X

ISBN-13: 9781607814658

During this booklet, Umut Uzer examines the ideological evolution and transformation of Turkish nationalism from its early precursors to its modern protagonists. Turkish nationalism erupted onto the realm degree within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, as Greeks, Armenians, and different minority teams in the Ottoman Empire started to search independence. partially in line with the emerging nationalist voices of those teams, Turkish intellectuals started propagating Turkish nationalism via educational in addition to renowned books, and later institutions released semipropagandist journals with the aid of the Unionist and Kemalist governments. whereas predominantly a textual research of the first assets written by means of the nationalists, this quantity takes into consideration how political advancements prompted Turkish nationalism and in addition tackles the query of ways an ideology that started as a progressive, innovative, forward-looking excellent ultimately reworked into person who is conservative, patriarchal, and sentimental to the Ottoman and Islamic prior. among Islamic and Turkish id is the 1st publication in any language to comprehensively examine Turkish nationalism with such scope and engagement with basic resources; it goals to dissect the phenomenon in all its manifestations.

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They admired Ottoman culture but not the authoritarian rule of Abdülhamid II. Development of a common literary Turkish was one of their aims, as they were fully aware that divergence in Turkic dialects would hinder the unification of Turkish-speaking peoples. Furthermore, they were modernizers and supporters of constitutional government and emancipation of women. The first person who had a crucial impact on Turkish nationalism and pan-Turkism was İsmail Bey Gaspıralı (Gasprinski). Even though he lived in Turkey for a very short time, discussion of Turkish nationalism would definitely be incomplete without him.

The conservatives were opposed to the policies and lifestyles of the RPP, which later shaped the parameters of Turkish nationalism as it moved to the right. After the death of Tanrıöver in 1966, the historian Osman Turan became its new chair. Among the active members were conservative nationalists Mümtaz Turhan, Ziyaeddin Fahri Fındıkoğlu, and Hikmet Tanyu. 86 The Hearth was once again suppressed by the military regime in 1980, together with all other political, cultural, and social associations.

Similarly, Jews had no major ties with foreign powers and did not have secessionist goals, which explains how they were part of this policy of nationalization of business. Furthermore, after the loss of Salonica to Greece in 1912, numerous Jewish, dönme (referring to Jewish converts to Islam), and Muslim businesspeople moved to the Ottoman state. 54 This policy of creation and consolidation of a Turkish-Muslim bourgeoisie continued during the republican period. Another connection between the Young Turk and republican eras was the popularization of the nationalist song, the “Youth March” (Dağ Başını Duman Almış) by Enver Paşa.

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