Art and Identity: Ataturk and the End of the Ottoman Empire

  • Elsie Mountford

Abstract

Following the end of the First World War, Kemal Ataturk sought to create a new sense of national identity through the promotion of the arts. The reforms issued by Ataturk during his presidency sought to create a united Turkish state distinct from the remains of the Ottoman Empire. While his changes included the usual political, economic, and educational reforms, he also instituted a series of cultural and artistic reforms that drastically changed how the Turkish people would identify themselves.

How to Cite
Mountford, Elsie. 1. “Art and Identity: Ataturk and the End of the Ottoman Empire”. the Ascendant Historian 2 (2), 42-54. https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/corvette/article/view/12895.
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Articles