Anatolian Enlightenment and the Republic – Part 2

2021-02-17T00:07:54+03:00By |Categories: Transcripts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Turkish revolution is not a revolution that took place under normal conditions; it is a society gaining self-awareness after emerging victorious from the War of Independence. In other words, enlightenment here was realized through action. You tell people about the idea of enlightenment in order to motivate them to take an action.But the peoples of Anatolia gained this by themselves, emerging victorious from a war of survival by relying on themselves because they had no one else to rely on. This is my understanding of it.Gaining self-government means gaining one’s self. This could no longer be delegated to anyone [...]