Author(s): Yaar ÃZÃÃETN and Senem NADAR
Basis of the lesson specified as “Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution” dates back to the lesson named “History of Revolutions” taught in Ankara Law School in 1925. That lesson had undertaken an important duty in terms of understanding and explicating the Turkish Revolution. In 1933, “Ataturk’s Principles and History of Revolution” began to be taught methodically in universities by means of nk?lap Tarihi Enstitüsü (Institute of History of Revolution ) founded as subsidiary of stanbul University. In 1942, with the law no. 4204, responsibility of the lesson was assigned to Türk nk?lap Tarihi Enstitüsü (Institute of History of Turkish Revolution) associated with Faculty of Languages, History and Geography of Ankara University. Thus, the lesson of “History of Revolution” was legalised. In the term starting from 27 May 1960, content of the lesson was modified and its name was changed to “History of Turkish Revolution and The Regime of Turkish Republic”. Name of the lesson was changed to “History of Turkish Upheaval (Türk Devrim Tarihi)” in 1968, to “History of Turkish Revolution (Türk nk?lap Tarihi)” in 1980 and finally to “Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution” in 1981.