The Military Rising in Istanbul 1909

  title={The Military Rising in Istanbul 1909},
  author={Victor R. Swenson},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={171 - 184}
The military uprising in Istanbul in April 1909~ is customarily viewed as a well prepared counter-revolutionary blow against the constitutional regime inaugurated nine months earlier by the Young Turk revolution. Contemporary western accounts of the uprising describe a fabric of conspiratorial activity woven by Sultan Abdulhamid and the palace camarilla and binding together Muslim fundamentalists, unemployed military officer, old regime functionaries, and the simple soldiery of the Istanbul… 
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