Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
2306056132012 Turkish Political Life 927001 1 1 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Students will be taught the important turning points in the history of Turkish Republic.Students will be taught a long period of history starting from the early Republican times up until today.Students will be taught, the major transformations in Turkish political and social life with references to the international context.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Associate Professor İlhan Aksoy
Learning Outcomes
  1. analyze historical facts in Turkish Republican history
  2. bring about arguments by using historical data about Turkish history.
  3. to give a meaning and be able to discuss political, social, economic and international issues that Turkey faces or faced.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Çağaptay, S. (2006). ?Kemalism Par Excellence in the 1930s: The Rise of Turkish Nationalism.? Islam, Secularism andNationalism in Modern Turkey: Who is a Turk? London: Routledge, 41-64. Pamuk, S. (2000). "Intervention during the GreatDepression: Another Look at Turkish Experience." In The Mediterranean Response to Globalization before 1950, edited byŞ.Pamuk and J.G.Williamson. London: Routledge, 321-339. Altunışık, M. B. (2005). ?Turkey in World Affairs.? Turkey,Challenges of Continuity and Change. New York: Routledge, 94-102. Karpat, K. (1973). ?The Social Classes and WartimeDevelopments.? Social Change and Politics in Turkey: A Structural-Historical Analysis. Leiden: Brill, 98-133. Akar, R. (2000). ?ParsehGeverkyan?la Görüşme? Aşkale Yolcuları ? Varlık Vergisi ve Çalışma Kampları, İstanbul : Belge Yayınları, 234-241.Zürcher, E. (2005) ?The Transition to Democracy 1945-50.? Turkey a Modern History. London: I.B. Tauris, 206-218. Ahmad, F.(1977). ?The Menderes Era 1950-60.? The Turkish Experiment in Democracy 1950-1975. Colorado: Westview Press, 35-75.Zürcher, E. (2005). ?The Rule of the Democratic Party.? Turkey: A Modern History. London: I.B. Tauris, 224-229. Altunışık, M. B.(2005). ?Turkey in World Affairs.? Turkey, Challenges of Continuity and Change. New York: Routledge, 102-106. Zürcher, E.(2003). ?The Second Turkish Republic 1960-1980.? Turkey: A Modern History. London: I.B. Tauris, 241-248. C.H. Dodd.(1969).
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The institution of the Republic and a study of historical conditions and events following Atatürk's reforms. Covers the period from thebeginning of the Turkish Republic to the 1980s.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Revolution, evolution, rebellion, government stroke,reform, characteristics of Turkish Revolution
2.Reasons for the collapse of the Ottoman Empire
3.Attempts to save the Ottoman Empire,trends of thought
4.Trablusgarp and Balkan Wars,First World War,Ottoman Empire's entry to the war,fronts where Ottoman armies struggled at,end of the war
5.Mondros Armistice and occupations.National War of Liberation,occupation of İzmir and reactions to the occupation
6.The preparation period of the war. Assemblies
7.War of Liberation and Fronts:Eastern and Southern Fronts
9.Reforms, Economy and Foreign Policy during the Single Party Era
10.Turkey and the World in Transition
11.Era of Democrat Party 1950-1960
12.27 May Coup, 1961 Constitution
13.Turkish Politics after 1960 Military Coup. Problems of Pluralism and Democracy
14.Turkish Economy during 1960-80: Import Substituting Industrialization Turkish Foreign Policy and Cyprus Issue
15.1980 Coup and 1982 Constitution / ANAP, Neo-liberalism and Issues in Turkish Politics (1980?s-90?s)
16.Final Exam
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
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Writing Paper177
Self Study157105