Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
by telling the students how to install the circumstances under which the Republic of Turkey, Ataturk's principles form the basis of the state to adopt, as Ataturk in soldier personality, the great statesman, reformer personality and leadership, non-racist nationalism, and describes his efforts in the establishment of international peace.As a result of the national struggle under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's establishment of the Republic of Turkey will be discussed. Parallel to the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in order to raise the nations of modern Turkish society within the framework of the Atatürk's principles and revolutions, in our society due to the restructuring of state and society in political, social, economic and cultural developments and changes in the internal and external political problems of today's events shed light on the way to evaluate.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğretim Elemanı Mualla ÖĞÜTVEREN
Learning Outcomes
1Have knowledge about Atatürk’s reforms
2Have knowledge about the Turkish Foreign Policy in Atatürk’s period
3Have knowledge about Atatürk’s principles
4Have basic level of knowledge about the political developments in Turkey and the world during and after the Second World War.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
political reforms:Abolition of the sultanate,declaration of the republic,abalition of the caliphate represented in the parliament in the era of Atatürk founded the political sects and political events republican law revolution and educational reforms the reforms in the field of culture and education Turkısh foreign policy in the era of Atatürk Atatürk's principles Turkey after Atatürk
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1The reforms in the political field (The removal of the sultanate, declaration of Ankara as the capital, declaration of the Republic and abolition of the Caliphate)Introduction, Theoretical
2The foundation of the Progressive Republican Party, Sheikh Said Rebellion, declaration of the tranquility law and the attempted assassination of Atatürk.Theoretical
3The foundation of the Free Republican Party, The rally of Izmir, closing the party, Menemen and Bursa events.Theoretical
4The Constitution of 1924, other constitutions, the developments in the area of law, reforms regarding the regulation of social life and the process of secularization of the Republic of TurkeyTheoretical
5Reforms related to education and Culture (the Unification of the Education, introduction of the Latin letters, National Schools, establishment of Turkish history and Turkish Language Institutions and their activities, Turkish history thesis, the sun-language theory, 1933 university reform, (the People's Houses), healthcare developments.Theoretical
6İzmir Economic Congress, economic policies in the first years of the Republic, the World Economic Depression in 1929 and its reflection on the statist economic policy agenda of Turkey, and the I. Five-Year Development Program.Theoretical
7Turkish foreign policy during the Atatürk period (Turkish-English, Turkish-Soviet, Turkish-French, Turkish-Italian relations during 1923 to 1938, and relations with the neighbors, and Sadabat and Balkan Pacts).Theoretical
8Midterm Exam
9Kemalist Thought System, its scope and Principles (republicanism, secularism, nationalism, populism, statism, reformism) and threats to those principles.Theoretical
10Turkey After Ataturk (Inonu's presidency, II. World War and Turkey, foundation of the Democratic Party and the transition to multiparty system).Theoretical
11Democratic Party’s rule, Turkey's entry to NATO, 27 May 1960 military intervention.Theoretical
12Political developments in Turkey during the 1960s and '70s (1961 Constitution, Justice Party’s rule, 12 March 1971 military intervention, left-right conflicts)Theoretical
13Domestic political developments in Turkey from September 12 1980 to the present day (the country's situation after September 12 military intervention, the return to the civil administration, the Motherland Party government, the coalition government, political and economic crises, military interventions to the civil administrations).Theoretical
14Foreign policy of Turkey from 1960 to the present (Turkey during the Cold War, developments with the European Union, the Cyprus Peace Operation, relation with neighbors).Theoretical
15So-called Armenian genocide allegations and the facts (Armenians under the Ottoman rule, Armenian revolts, the relocation, Armenians during the National War of Independence and the Republic era, ASALA and Armenian terrorism, Turkey's actions in the face of the Armenian DiasporaTheoretical
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
DERS KİTABI: 1. Mevlüt Çelebi, Türk İnkılâp Tarihi, İzmir 2009 OKUMA TAVSİYESİ: 1. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Nutuk-Söylev, 4 cilt, TTK yayını, Ankara 2010.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures12224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination326
Individual Study for Final Examination428
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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