Subscriber Essay: The Tanzimat, the Young Ottomans, and the Young Turks

This week’s subscriber essay deals with the origins and aims of the Ottoman Empire’s Young Turk movement. While the history of the Young Turks spans World War I and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, we’re not going to really get into that today. Instead we’re going to talk about the 19th century context that gave rise to the Young Turk movement toward…

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