Elusive forces in illusive eyes: British officialdom's perception of the Anatolian resistance movement

  title={Elusive forces in illusive eyes: British officialdom's perception of the Anatolian resistance movement},
  author={Alp Yenen},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={788 - 810}
  • A. Yenen
  • Published 8 May 2018
  • History
  • Middle Eastern Studies
ABSTRACT In the aftermath of the First World War, British officials had difficulty understanding the elusive forces behind the Anatolian resistance movement. They anxiously assumed that Kemalists were being controlled by the Unionist leaders in exile and that they were part of an international conspiracy. In this confusion, the fugitive Unionist leaders received disproportionate attention and credit in British intelligence reports, with critical consequences for their political sense-making and… 
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