Close
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search
Filters

The First Ten Years of the Turkish Republic Thru the Reports of American Diplomats


US Diplomatic Documents on Turkey V


This book contains a decade’s worth of American consular reports offering insights into life in the new Turkish republic and development of modern Turkey.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-153-4
  • *
Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Aug 11,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 138
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-153-4
$129.00
$77.40

In this volume, Rifat Bali collects sixteen American consular reports from the first decade of the Turkish Republic (1924-1935). The new state, having emerged from the First World War and a war with Greece, engaged in a period of social engineering to create a modern secular nation-state on a European model. The observers include Howland Shaw, Chargé d’Affaires of the American embassy in Turkey, and ambassadors J. MacMurray and Joseph Grew. Shaw in particular had a deep understanding of Turkey and his insights are visible in his report entitled “An Intellectualistic Interpretation of Modern Turkey” from 1924. He also surveyed other issues, such as the Turkish language reforms, the new capital Ankara and religion in the new republic. Among the other papers, there are reports on the place of women and an appraisal of the Menemen incident of 1931.

In this volume, Rifat Bali collects sixteen American consular reports from the first decade of the Turkish Republic (1924-1935). The new state, having emerged from the First World War and a war with Greece, engaged in a period of social engineering to create a modern secular nation-state on a European model. The observers include Howland Shaw, Chargé d’Affaires of the American embassy in Turkey, and ambassadors J. MacMurray and Joseph Grew. Shaw in particular had a deep understanding of Turkey and his insights are visible in his report entitled “An Intellectualistic Interpretation of Modern Turkey” from 1924. He also surveyed other issues, such as the Turkish language reforms, the new capital Ankara and religion in the new republic. Among the other papers, there are reports on the place of women and an appraisal of the Menemen incident of 1931.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent
Contributor

Rifat N. Bali

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 9)
  • 1: G.HOWLAND SHAW " AN INTELLECTUALISTIC INTERPRETATION OF MODERN TURKEY" (SEPTEMBER 12, 1924) (page 11)
  • 2: G. HOWLAND SHAW " A REALISTIC INTERPRETATION OF MODERN TURKEY" (MAY 22, 1925) (page 23)
  • 3: THE "MENEMEN INCIDENT" (FEBRUARY 24, 1931) (page 27)
  • 4: G.HOWLAND SHAW "THREE TURKISH PROBLEMS" (JULY 27, 1931) (page 31)
  • 5: G. HOWLAND SHAW "THE PALACE MENTALITY AND OTHER TURKISH PROBLEMS" (SEPTEMBER 8, 1931) (page 35)
  • 6: G.HOWLAND SHAW "TURKISH LANGUAGE" (APRIL 19, 1932) (page 39)
  • 7: G.HOWLAND SHAW "ANKARA-1932. AN INFORMAL SURVEY" (MAY 5, 1932) (page 45)
  • 8: EUGEN M. HINKLE "CEVAT-THE PORTRAIT OF A TURKISH PETTY OFFICIAL" (SEPTEMBER 6, 1932) (page 47)
  • 9: G. HOWLAND SHAW "JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN TURKEY" (SEPTEMBER,7, 1932) (page 61)
  • 10: G. HOWLAND SHAW "THE ISTANBUL CENTRAL PRISON AND ITS INMATES" (SEPTEMBER 14, 1932) (page 83)
  • CONCLUSION (page 102)
  • 11: G.HOWLAND SHAW "TURKEY NEW YEAR'S DAY, 1933" (DECEMBER 27, 1932) (page 107)
  • 13: ROBERT D.COE "WOMEN IN TURKEY" (MARCH 31, 1935) (page 130)