Author(s): Melih TINAL
?smet ?nönü's visit to North Anatolia including Kastamonu, Zonguldak, Bart?n, Karabük and Çank?r? took place in between December 6 to December 13, 1938. This tour was actually a visit that ?nönü had planned but could not fulfill before leaving the post of prime minister. Unemployment, education and epidemics were the most important problems where ?nönü was in the examination. ?nönü's preference to learn the problems of citizens during the trip without intermediaries and to record these issues in his notebook were also often handled in the national press. As a matter of fact, in the following period, efforts were made to solve these problems with the personal instructions of ?nönü. ?nönü’s visit to North Anatolia also had widespread attention in the articles of contemporary authors. The leading writers and political figures such as Etem ?zzet Benice, As?m Us, Falih R?fk? Atay, Hüseyin Cahit Yalç?n, Necmeddin Sadak and Peyami Safa determined that this visit would affect the entire country, it includes only North Anatolia. Undoubtedly, this visit was an example of the administrators working together with the Republic to learn and solve the problems of the people through communicating with the them.