Domesticating Modernity: The Turkish Magazine Yedigün, 1933–9

  title={Domesticating Modernity: The Turkish Magazine Yedig{\"u}n, 1933–9},
  author={Camilla Trud Nereid},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={483 - 504}
  • C. Nereid
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Contemporary History
There was a time when Turkey was foreign even to its own population: it had a new constitution, a new head of state, a new capital, a new place of religious worship, a new alphabet, new social laws, a new penal code, new dress codes, a new education system, new names, a new calendar, a new weekly holiday, all as a result of the top-down modernization process enforced by the Kemalist regime. Much like tourists travelling abroad, the citizens of the new Turkish republic were in need of guidance… 

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Yesari, ‘Kulu değil kulu

  • (Not slave yet slave) Yedigün,
  • 1935

Alaturka m|? Alafranga m|?

  • (Turkish style or European style?), Yedigün,
  • 1933

Bahcesiz ev -cigersiz adam' (A man can't breathe without his garden), Yedigu¨n

    Cahit was arrested again in 1925, and was accused of not writing about politics

    • 1925

    Bahcesiz ev – cigersiz adam

    • (A man can’t breathe without his garden), Yedigün,
    • 1935

    Alaturka m|?

    • Alafranga m|?' (Turkish style or European style?), Yedigu¨n

    Kulu deg˘il kulu' (Not slave yet slave) Yedigu¨n

      Bizde genc¸lik var m|?' (Do we have youth?), Yedigu¨n

        Dag˘|lan go¨lgeler

        • Yedigu¨n

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