The Orient journey of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1898)

Ertan, İrfan
This thesis analyses the journey of Kaiser Wilhelm II of the German Empire to the Ottoman Empire in 1898, during a very tense time of the Europe. We see a policy of isolation for both, the Ottoman Empire and the German Empire in the late 19th century because of their policies against European Powers. The Ottoman Empire lost the support of Britain and became an open target for the imperialist powers of the West. She also tried to protect her rights and power in the European policy against internal and external threats. The German Empire wanted to expand her influence and sphere of power to the East, and threat her rivals, especially France and Britain. This journey gave rise to a convergence policy for these empires. Also, the aims and acquisitions of the two empires will be analysed in this thesis. This journey will be analysed with that perspective. The research aims to shed light on the acquisitions of the journey, penetration of the German Empire and German capital into the Ottoman Empire. Historical and political conditions during this journey shows the emergence of twenty years of alliance between the Ottoman Empire and the German Empire.
Citation Formats
İ. Ertan, “The Orient journey of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1898),” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2018.