Berlin West African conference 1884-1885 and the Ottoman Empire

Doğan, Ahmet
It is an undeniable fact that Africa continent is important place for history of imperialism. European Powers had interested in Africa for a long time in history. 19th century witnessed many important developments which shape history of world. It is also important for history of Africa. Among many important developments in this century, Berlin West African Conference, or Congo Conference is very crucial for Africa. In literature, this conference is considered as the key development which give a path to partition of Africa. 14 participants attended this conference which was established between November 1884 and February 1885. The Ottoman Empire was one of the participants. Africa continent and the Empire had been in relations for centuries. That’s why the participation of the Empire to the conference is important. In this context, this thesis aims to examine the Berlin West African Conference and the Ottoman participation in this conference.


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A. Doğan, “Berlin West African conference 1884-1885 and the Ottoman Empire,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2021.