The Greek Occupation of Izmir and The Protest Meetings in Istanbul 15 May 1919-13 January 1920

“When my son asks me for the first time 'who am I?' I will tell him like an angel crying from the heavens that he is a Turk with a great history. This voice, this varnished sound will stir up storms in his soul. As I sing him his lullaby with my sorrowful voice, I will seed these days in his soul. I will recite to him the songs of the great Turkish nation. I will embellish his cradle with these monuments of the architects. I will tell him about Fatihs and Yavuzes in stories. He will see İzmir in his handkerchief, in his book, his wallet and his fez. When I die, I will give him the golden enchased sword from my father and the folded flag as inheritance. The shackles put on by the winners are bound to be broken, because on that day, the seeds that I planted in his heart will bloom as flowers of freedom, and will erupt as a red rebellion. The ones who think of an eternal peace should not forget that the echo of the blow to us will definitely damage the peace of humanity in the future.”

The occupation of İzmir by the Greek forces on 15 May 1919 was a decisive moment in history that sealed the fate of the Turkish nation. This started a chain of events that lead to the National Struggle and the foundation of the Turkish Republic. However, before the military aspect of the Struggle gained momentum, the Ottoman public showed their denouncement of the situation by organising protest gatherings. This book is concerned with eight protest gatherings that took place in Istanbul between 18 May 1919 and 13 January 1920, using newspaper articles from İkdâm, İleri, Sabâh, Hadisât and Alemdâr as primary sources.


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Kitabın Adı:

The Greek Occupation of Izmir and The Protest Meetings in Istanbul 15 May 1919-13 January 1920

Yazan:

Şirin Erzurum

Baskı tarihi

2016

Dizi Adı:

History - 124

Baskı Adedi:

100

Sayfa:

338

Ebat:

13.5 x 21 cm.

Kağıt:

Enso 70gr.

Kapak:

Bora Gürsoy

Cilt/Kapak:

300 gr. Mat, Amerikan, 4 Renk

ISBN/Barkod:

978-605-9022-52-1

Fiyat:

110,00 TL

İçindekiler

CHAPTER I

FROM MUDROS TO THE OCCUPATION OF IZMIR

The Beginning of the End

The Point of No Return

CHAPTER II

THE GREEK OCCUPATION OF IZMIR: THE INITIAL REACTION IN THE OTTOMAN PRESS

Analysis of 16 May 1919 Articles

Analysis Of 17 May 1919 Articles: The Occupation, the Allied Powers and the Wilson Principles

The Attitude of the Ottoman Press towards the Greeks

The Reaction from the General Population

The Idiosyncrasy of Alemdâr

CHAPTER III

A NATION IN TURMOIL: PROTESTS IN ISTANBUL AGAINST THE OCCUPATION OF IZMIR BY THE GREEK FORCES

The Gathering at Da^rü'l-Fünu^n (18 May 1919)

The Gathering in Fatih (19 May 1919)

The Gathering in Üsküdar, Doğancılar (20 May 1919)

The Gathering in Kadıköy (22 May 1919)

The First Gathering in the Sultanahmet Square (23 May 1919)

The Second Gathering in the Sultanahmet Square (30 May 1919)

The Third Gathering in the Sultanahmet Square (15 October 1919)

The Fourth Gathering in the Sultanahmet Square (13 January 1920)

CHAPTER IV

OVERALL ANALYSIS

Female Participation

Greeks Versus the Rum

"İzmir Türktür, Türk Kalacak..."

Friend or Foe? The Allied Powers

Turkish Reaction

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX A

TURKISH TRANSLITERATION OF SELECTED ARTICLES FROM THE NEWSPAPERS

APPENDIX B SELECTED VISUALS FROM ISTANBUL NEWSPAPERS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX