The Industrial Developments in Turkey during the Transition Period from Ottoman State to Republic

Seker, Kadir (2010) The Industrial Developments in Turkey during the Transition Period from Ottoman State to Republic. In: 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 8-9 2010, Sarajevo.


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The guild system in Ottoman State maintain its vitality as an economic and social system until nineteenth century. The masters and apprentices who construct guild system lost their chances of economic entegration to the new system brought by Industrial Revolution which first started in England and then spread all over Europe. Although the Ottoman State had taken some actions to keep up with the industrial revolution in Europe, it couldn’t have industrialized in all fields. Ottoman State was eliminated by First World War and Independence War and then Turkish Republic took Ottoman State’s place. But the industry taken over from Ottoman State was almost next to nothing. In this respect, founder of new goverment Mustafa Kemal, gathered economic congress in Đzmir with the purpose with arranging industrial investments and economic developments just after Independence War. Because according to him, military victories which are unsupported by economical developments is not possible to be permanent. For this purpose, some radical precautions had been taken to develop the industrial just after the foundation of Republic. In this study, it is emphasized on the applications for developing the industry in the late period of Ottoman State and the industrial developments in the new state from the end of Indepence War to 1940s.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ottoman State, Guild System, Economical Developments in Turkey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ibrahim Kinal
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2012 12:13
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2012 14:49

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