Information Package / Course Catalogue
Turkish Political Life
Course Code: UYL536
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
Objectives of the Course

The purpose of the course is to review the Turkish history from the point view of politics

Course Content

Turks before the Ottomans, Classical Ottoman period, Transformation of Classical Ottoman System, Tanzimat Period, New Ottomans, the First Period of Constitutional Monarchy, The Period of Sultan Abdulhamit, the Second Period of Constitutional Monarchy, the rise of the Unity and Progress Party, the Event of 31st March, the Controlling Government of the Unity and Progress Party, Opposition in the second Constitutional Monarchy, Authority of the Unity and Progress Party, entering the 1st World War, National struggle for Independenc

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to analyze the Turkish history in terms of political developments
2.To be able to comprehend and comment on historical changes in Turkish political life, economic, sociological and political background
3.To be able to evaluate the modernization of the Ottoman Turks on the basis of the positive and negative aspects
4.To be able to develop critical comments on the problems in Turkish political life
5.To be able to evaluate the changes and transformations in Turkish political life and historical breaks
Recommended or Required Reading Zürcher, Erik, (2008), “Modernleşen Türkiye’nin Tarihi”, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Information About Course Content and Methodology
Week 2 - Theoretical
Ottoman Reform: Tanzimat II. Second Constitution
Week 3 - Theoretical
Movements in the Ottoman Empire and the First Political Parties Political Thought
Week 4 - Theoretical
Union and Progress Management
Week 5 - Theoretical
Period of the War of Independence
Week 6 - Theoretical
Kemalism, the Republican People's Party and the Revolution
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm exam
Week 8 - Practice
Midterm exam
Week 9 - Theoretical
The Democrat Party Era
Week 10 - Theoretical
September 12, 1980 Coup and the Özal Period
Week 11 - Theoretical
1990: Reconstruction of left and right
Week 12 - Theoretical
2000s: Identity Politics / Politics of Identity
Week 13 - Practice
Week 14 - Practice
Week 15 - Practice
Week 16 - Practice
Final Exams
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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