This book, first published in 1932, conducts a thorough survey of the modern state of Turkey as it stood in the period between the wars. The author, an expert on the country, endeavoured to present a critical account of Turkey, and examines nationalism, the politics and economics of the young republic, society, international relations, the role of women and minorities in Turkish society, and the prospects for Turkey’s future. It is a key text in the development of Turkey.
1. An Excursion into the Recent Past 2. Pan-Islam and Nationalism 3. The New Economic Policy and Economic Resources 4. Cultural and Social Conditions (Parliament, the Press, Education, Justice) 5. The Emancipation of Women 6. National Defence 7. Relations with Soviet Russia 8. Relations with Western Europe 9. The Christian Minorities 10. Turkish Relations with the Balkan States 11. The Future Relations of Turkey and Russia 12. Turkey and Her Eastern Neighbours 13. The Geographical Position of Turkey and its Bearing on British and Russian Policy in the Middle East 14. Turkey’s Hopes of the United States 15. Turkey and the League of Nations