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The Trips to Kastamonu of the Presidents of the Republic of Turkey (1923-2017)

Author(s): Emine Pür, Mehmet Serhat Yılmaz
Subject(s): Political history, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010)
Published by: Kastamonu Üniversitesi
Keywords: Kastamonu; Presidents; National Trips; 1923-2017;

Summary/Abstract: The trips of the presidents between 1923 and 2017 to Kastamonu as a whole were scrutinized in this study. The trips to Kastamonu were conducted by the presidents Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, İsmet İnönü, Celal Bayar, Cevdet Sunay, Kenan Evren, Abdullah Gül and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan respectively. The presidents visited the province, towns and the villages, met with the authorities and the public. The presidents were accompanied by the statesmen, senior military officers, ministry experts, and family members. Therefore, it was aimed to investigate the issues in the area and to reach the right decisions for these issues. For which reasons the presidents travelled to Kastamonu and which activities they carried out in Kastamonu were questioned in this article. It was obtained in this study that the Kastamonu trips were quite important because of the fact that the issues about the city were reported directly to the first person of the state and potential investments in education, health, social, economic and cultural areas were planned. Research papers, archive documents and Kastamonu press were utilized as main references.

  • Issue Year: 2/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 297-332
  • Page Count: 36
  • Language: Turkish