Atatürk's Navy: Determinants of Turkish Naval Policy, 1923–38

@article{Gven2003AtatrksND,
  title={Atat{\"u}rk's Navy: Determinants of Turkish Naval Policy, 1923–38},
  author={S. G{\"u}venç and D. Barlas},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={26},
  pages={1 - 35}
}
Turkish naval policy between the establishment of the Turkish Republic and the Second World War was influenced by a set of institutional, domestic and international factors. Until the mid-1930s domestic political rivalry and Turkish military culture relegated the navy to a secondary role in support of the army for territorial defence. Because of the new republic's international isolation, naval policy was shaped largely in a diplomatic vacuum. Ankara gradually tried to take advantage of… Expand
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