Britain’s Plot for Arab Revolt (1914-1918): The Revolt’s Reflections on Republic Era Government Programs Cover Image

İngiltere’nin Arap İsyanı Tertibi (1914-1918): İsyanın Cumhuriyet Dönemi Hükümet Programlarındaki Dış Politika Yansımaları
Britain’s Plot for Arab Revolt (1914-1918): The Revolt’s Reflections on Republic Era Government Programs

Author(s): İsmail Köse
Subject(s): Diplomatic history, Military history, Political history, Social history, History and theory of political science, 16th Century, 18th Century, 19th Century, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), The Ottoman Empire, Between Berlin Congress and WW I
Published by: Trakya Üniversitesi - İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi
Keywords: Revolt; England; Turkish Foreign Policy; Arabs;

Summary/Abstract: Arabian peninsula was brought under Ottoman rule after the conquest of Egypt by Sultan Selim the Grim in 1517. From this date onward it was ruled by Ottomans about 400 years. The only exception of Ottoman rule, were Egypt’s invasion by French under Napoleon Bonaparte (1798-1801) and later annexation by Britain in 1882. Ottoman existence in Arabian peninsula ended due to the revolts during the first years of World War First. Arab revolts were the last uprising against the Ottomans that they had to face with. The revolts were plotted during the most difficult days of World War First during the Dardanelles Wars, because of which Turkish soldiers confronted considerable losses and damages in Arabia. Therefore after the very foundation of Turkish Republic, World War First experiences, fueled by politicized Arabian nationalism also paved the way to mistrust of Turkish decision makers. Despite a few periodical betterments of the relations between both sides due to hesitant approaches, for a long time it could not be possible to establish mutual confidence building measures in diplomatic relations.

  • Issue Year: 8/2017
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 39 - 62
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Turkish