Ethnic conflicts in Anatolia and the establishment of the Turkish Republic, 1918-1923

Şeker, Nesim


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Citation Formats
N. Şeker, “Ethnic conflicts in Anatolia and the establishment of the Turkish Republic, 1918-1923,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2002.