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

  title={Atat{\"u}rk's Navy: Determinants of Turkish Naval Policy, 1923–38},
  author={Serhat G{\"u}venç and Dilek Barlas},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  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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