Author(s): Y羹cel NAMAL, mit TURAN

Following the French Revolution, many communities were organised around “nation-state” framework with the effect of nationalism. Turkish Societies established in 1912 played significant roles in manifestation of Turkish Nationalism in the late period of Ottoman Empire and in nation-state formation of Turkish Republic. Because of this, Turkis Societies reformed themselves after the National Struggle Period and opened branches all over the country. In this study, the third General Assembly by Turkish Societies on April, 23rd 1926 and the issues discussed in this assembly are investigated. Apart from this, it has been aimed to reveal the function of Turkish Societies in the early years of Turkish Republic by examining the operations of branches of Turkish Societies country-wide; such as conferences, shows, concerts and operations in the areas of peasantisim, sports, health and aid. Considering this aspect, Turkish Communities maintained their existence up until today guiding the development of nationalism notion. With this study focusing on activities of Turkish Communities in 1926, it hass been aimed to micro-analyze the mentioned period. In the conclusion of the study, conclusions were drawn in the light of the gathered data and their interpretations were represented. In the study; newspapers, journals and archives as well as primary and secondary sources were utilized.


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