Author(s): Aynur ÇÖMLEKÇ?

The event of the dethronement of Sultan Abdulaziz and instead the enthronement of Murad V was followed with interest by great states. The great states analyzed and interpreted the event of the throne replacement based on their own interests. This was welcomed by some states and was not welcomed by some others. Since Russia did not want its hegemony over orient policy to pass to UK, a fierce struggle between the great states had begun on the territory of the Ottoman Empire. Murad V, enthroned with a palace coup, and because of his spritual depression and loss of mental balance, had been dethroned. In this article, the developments that included the Murad V’s 93-day reign were evaluated based on the news especially in the foreign press. For this reason, archive docu ments, foreign newspapers and related works were used in the reflection of the throne replacement and the 93-day reign of Murad V for the foreign press. The support and intervention of the UK alleged in the 1876 coup d'état was discussed in the light of primary and secondary sources.


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