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A Clash of Empires: Turkey between Russian Bolshevism and by Bulent Gokay

By Bulent Gokay

This ebook bargains with the aftermath of the ""Great Game"" - the protracted fight among Britain and Russia for effect within the heart jap and significant Asian lands that bordered the increasing Russian empire of the late-19th century. It covers a interval that was once the most important within the smooth political background of the entire sector from Thrace to the Caucasus, exhibiting how an alliance among Turkish nationalism and Bolshevism compelled Britain to acknowledge that it didn't have the manpower and assets to consolidate the spoils of its victory after global warfare I. It additionally offers old history to the present geopolitical pursuits of either Turkey and Russia within the war-torn Caucasus.

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However, although the term itself appeared more and more in the texts of the era, the meaning(s) attributed to the term was not always clear or consistent. In 1324/1908, in his Musavver Bulgaristan (Bulgaria Depicted), Captain Ragıb Rıfkı, uses the word Balkan Şeb-i Ceziresi to designate the Balkan Peninsula geographically. 55 The term was not only used as the name of the peninsula, but was also used to refer to a group of states in the ex-Ottoman territories in Europe. As early as 1327/1911, Ahmed Refik uses this word in his school text book prepared for the rüştiye.

Neither of these two authors, however, considers the Ottoman/Turkish aspect of the question. ’ As in 30 OTTOMANS, TURKS AND THE BALKANS English, however, the word can mean both the states and the region in general. It does not mean the Balkan states alone. 3 The word balkan has various meanings within the late nineteenthand early twentieth-century Ottoman context. In the dictionaries of the period, the term balkan means mountain or chain of mountains or mountainous, thus not necessarily being a regional geographical definition.

In the dictionaries of the period, the term balkan means mountain or chain of mountains or mountainous, thus not necessarily being a regional geographical definition. 7 The dictionary definition of the term balkan also appears in the texts of the period. 10 The Balkan mountains were also important strategic geographical locations. 12 The term balkan could also be used in the phrase Balkan Şeb-i Ceziresi, the Balkan Peninsula, here referring to a specific geographical location and not merely the Balkan mountain range.

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