By Freya Stark
This is often the tale of back-country Turkey, a space that even within the twentieth century continues to be stubbornly tied to antiquity. the writer traveled via it by means of truck and horseback, usually on my own. She reached areas little visited and not written approximately. the rustic humans welcomed her with generosity unrelated to their meager resources.
She used to be touring in time in addition, and located value in recalling the lifetime of Alexander the good. Twenty-two centuries in the past he was once the 1st to dream of a united international.
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In 1919 he joined the nationalists and served as adviser on foreign affairs. A Speech Delivered by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk 1927, new edn (Istanbul, 1963), pp. 496–500; Davison, ‘Turkish Diplomacy’, p. 189. Kemal’s speech was originally entitled A Speech Delivered by Ghazi Mustafa Kemal, President of the Turkish Republic, October 1927 and was published in Leipzig in 1929. There is a strong hint here of the Soviet system of political commissars to make sure that the diplomats toed the nationalist line.
26 THE GREAT POWERS AND THE END OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE 31 Ahmed Riza and Dr Nâzim’s interview with Sir Edward Grey in letter from Grey to Lowther, private, 13 Nov. 1908, FO 800/184A, quoted in Feroz Ahmad, ‘Great Britain’s relations with the Young Turks 1908–1914’, Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. II, no. 4 (1966), p. 306. 32 For details see Feroz Ahmad, ‘Vanguard of a nascent bourgeoisie: the social and economic policies of the Young Turks 1908–1918’, in Okyar and Inalcik (eds), Economic History, pp.
Davison, ‘Turkish diplomacy’, pp. 193–4. Ahmad, Young Turks, pp. 133 ff. See von der Goltz’s observations and his advice to withdraw to Anatolia, cited in Karal, Osmanh Tarihi, Vol. VIII, p. 179. Gibb and Harold Bowen, Islamic Society and the West, Vol. I, pt 2 (Oxford, 1957), pp. 207–61; Stanford Shaw, History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, Vol. I (Cambridge, 1976), pp. 58–9; and Lewis, Emergence, p. 335. Shaw, History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey, Vol. II (Cambridge, 1977), p.
Alexander's Path by Freya Stark