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Coup in Turkey
In 1878, Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918), 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Emprire, suspended the Constitution and restored autocratic power...
Highly Skilled German Migrants in Turkey
In Hitler’s Germany, scholars lost their jobs because they were Jewish or otherwise undesired.Turkey, on the other hand, was...
Heimatlos, Haymatloz, Uprooted
On this day, classes began at Istanbul University. The teaching staff was predominantly German now. In Hitler’s Germany, scholars...
Questionable Bathhouse Attendants
Following a revolt of Albanians in 1730,  the Ottoman administration was very concerned about the great number of Albanians who...
Bread from the Lion's Mouth
The newly awakened interest in the lives of craftspeople in Turkey is highlighted in this collection, which uses archival...
Congres: De toekomst van Migrantenorganisaties
Met: Simone Kukenheim, Leo Lucassen en Nadia MoussaidHet Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis en de HITB (Turkse...
Volunteers from Prison
On 30 October 1914, the Ottoman Empire entered World War I. To fill the gaps in manpower in the armed forces, the state recruited...
Special Issue Turkey/Armenia
On 26 August 1896 the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, a small nationalist social-democratic organization, occupied the Ottoman...
Armenian Massacre 1896
On 26 August 1896 the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, a small nationalist social-democratic organization, occupied the Ottoman...
Shopworkers in Istanbul
Western department stores played an important role in Istanbul’s retail trade in the late nineteenth and early twentieth...
A Fez Factory in Istanbul
In the 19th century, the Imperial Fez Factory Feshane employed 500 workers of different ethno-religious background. Wage ledgers...
Turkish Journalist Transfers Collection
On 24 January 2013 the Turkish journalist Doğan Özgüden officially transferred his papers at a festive meeting at the IISH.In the...
Meeting: Transfer Doğan Özgüden Collection
Official Transfer of the Doğan Özgüden Collection. Doğan Özgüden is a Turkish journalist.In the 50s and 60s, Doğan Özgüden was a...
A "Hand" Drawing for Daddy
Since the sixties many Turkish workers migrated to the Netherlands to become industrial workers. The so called 'guest' workers...
World Youth Solidarity with Cyprus
In March and April 1964 severe fighting between Greeks and Turks on Cyprus broke out. The Cypriot government decided to establish...
Students Fight the Police in Istanbul
In April 1960 a series of large-scale student demonstrations in Turkey paralysed university campuses and led to bloody...
Precious Press Freedom
The Third of May is World Press Freedom Day. The list of journalists killed while performing their duties contains hundreds of...
Hikmet Reads a Poem
In 1955 Nazim Hikmet, the Turkish communist and poet, stayed in Budapest at the invitation of the Turkish Service of Radio...
Father Moon Is Watching
The satirical Turkish paper Aydede (Father moon) began to appear in 1922, with Refik Halid Karay as chief editor. It called...
Educating the Communists of Tomorrow
In the 40s, Turkey experimented with elevating the education level in the countryside. `Village institutes' (Köy enstitüleri)...
Hanged
On May 6, 1972, the radical Turkish student leader Deniz Gezmiş was hanged. The 26-year-old political scientist, who was called...
A special collection: Nazım Hikmet
In 2002 the 100th birthday of Nazım Hikmet (Ran), one of the greatest Turkish poets of the twentieth century was celebrated. His...
Expositie 'Caricaturca'
Een tentoonstelling in het kader van 400 jaar handelsbetrekkingen met Turkije.Hoe leggen politiek tekenaars verslag van het...
Sosyal Tarih
Sosyal Tarih: Uluslararası Sosyal Tarİh Enstİtüsü Türkİye Bölümü bülteni.Editör: Zülfikar Özdoğan
Turkish migrants in the Netherlands
On 19 August  1964 Turkey and the Netherlands signed a formal treaty. From then on Dutch companies could recruit temporary...
Workshop on Armenian Turkish Scholarship
For the last fifteen years the Workshop on Armenian Turkish Scholarship (WATS) has been the main forum where Turkish, Armenian...
Ethnic Tensions and Violence
Following the Amsterdam conference by Armenian and Turkish scholars (WATS), the NIOD institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide...
Turkey Collection Guide
Since it was begun in 1987, the Turkish Desk has developed into one of the most important research centers worldwide on the...
Türkiye Bölümü
The Turkey department is since 2010 part of the activities of the Middle East and Central Asia desk of the IISH.Yirminci yüzyılın...
Herman van Renselaar Prize
Herman van Renselaar Prize for Turkish social history.Herman van Renselaar was for fifteen years the attaché for social affairs...
Lied uit den Vreemde - Gurbet türküsü
Op 23 december 2004 werd het boek Lied uit den Vreemde - Gurbet türküsü. Brieven en foto's van Turkse migranten 1964-1975...
Authoritarian Modernization in Turkey and Iran
The Triumphs and Travails of Authoritarian Modernisation in Turkey and IranTwentieth-Century History from Below  The practice of...
Miners and the State in the Ottoman Empire
The story of the miners of Zonguldak presents a particularly graphic local lens through which to examine questions that have been...
Turkeys Red Flank
A wealth of sources at the IISH provides context for the study of social history of Turkey, the Turkish Left, labour, and the...
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