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Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: Turkey
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The revolutionary movements in Turkey can be traced back to the late Ottoman period, to the Young Turks (Hanioğlu 1995) who eventually came to power in the Second Constitutional Period (1908), and to other groups, some of them socialist, which were active but never dominant within the state structure. Prior to the Turkish Republic, modernizing movements sought to accomplish social transformation in the Ottoman state. The influence of Islam in cultural, spatial, and social spheres was viewed as r…

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Çakir, Serpıl, “Political-Social Movements: Revolutionary: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0135k>
First published online: 2009

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