Turkey: Successor or Continuing State of the Ottoman Empire?

  title={Turkey: Successor or Continuing State of the Ottoman Empire?},
  author={E. {\"O}ktem},
  journal={Leiden Journal of International Law},
  pages={561 - 583}
  • E. Öktem
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Leiden Journal of International Law
Abstract This article explores whether Turkey is the continuing or a successor state of the Ottoman Empire. This is a question that attracts particular attention in the context of the contemporary political debate on ‘neo-Ottomanism’. After the analysis of past debates on succession and continuity, the Ottoman Empire's legacy is considered in light of the international case law, especially the 1925 Ottoman Public Debt Arbitration. Arguments of the international doctrine in favour of and against… Expand
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