Yıldırım, Ozan
This thesis aims to examine the issue of the peasantry, peasantism, and land in Turkey within the framework of the periodical Ülkü, which was published between 1933-1950. After the proclamation of the Republic, on the one hand, the orientation to the village started with the desire for development. On the other hand, when the fragility of the Republican People’s Party (RPP) was seen in the attempts to transition to a multi-party political life, the writers of Ülkü turned to the villagers as a means of creating a social base. This thesis focuses on the different channels of the peasantist ideology, which reflects the peasant orientation. While the journal authors can defend different opinions within themselves, it has been observed that sometimes the same author can change his mind over time. As a result, this thesis argues that the peasantism in Ülkü periodical is maintained by containing some contradictions within itself.


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Citation Formats
O. Yıldırım, “PEASANT AND PEASANTISM IN THE ÜLKÜ PERIODICAL (1933-1941),” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2022.