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1908 Seçimlerinde Tanin’in Seçim Kampanyası
Tanin’s Election Campaign During The 1908 Elections

Author(s): Mesude Sezer Özdilli
Subject(s): Political history, Electoral systems, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Serkan YAZICI
Keywords: 1908 Elections; İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti (Union and Progress Party); The Ittihadist Press; Tanin; The Election Campaign;

Summary/Abstract: The 1908 elections have a very important place in Turkish political life. These elections after 1908 Revolution, would also give an idea about the value of the revolution, established the new young Meşrutiyet (Constitutional System) at the end of this revolutions and the architect of the revolution İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti (Union and Progress Party) by voters. If the Party doesn’t find the support it is looking for as a result of elections, the Party’s political authority could be shaken at the beginning. In this reason, it can be said that the Party conducted effective propaganda in these elections. The Party has carried out the election propagation particularly through the press. As a continuation of Jön Türk tradition, the Party has masterfully used the press. In this direction, the articles written and the announcements made in Tanin which defended the ideas of the Party, were used to divert voters. In this way, while the uninterested and inexperienced Muslim voters are trying to awaken and become conscious on selection and election, from the other side the sanctity and charisma of the Party is stressed. It has been tried to show how the future of the country and the Constitutional System depends on the Party.

  • Issue Year: 4/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 266-317
  • Page Count: 52
  • Language: Turkish