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Türk Od̲j̲ag̲h̲i̊
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(t., literally “Hearth of the Turks”), a cultural and social organisation in late Ottoman and early Republican Turkey, formally instituted in 1912 and enduring until 1931. It aimed to spread Turkish nationalist ideology through its cultural and social activities in the Ottoman Empire. Its journal Türk Yurdu (“Homeland of the Turks”) was widely read, and at the time it was closed down by the Kemalist state, it had over 30,000 members and 267 branches in Anatolia. In 1932 it was replaced by the Halk Evleri [see k̲h̲alḳevi ] in towns and Halk Odaları in large villages, serving the same pu…

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Balim, Çi̊ǧdem, “Türk Od̲j̲ag̲h̲i̊”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7640>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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