In her presentation, Sabine Mangold-Will will ask which motives were behind the continuation of Turko-German relations after their losses in the First World War. At the heart of her presentation will be a profile of the first Turkish ambassador to Germany, Kemaleddin Sami Pasha, and his wife, as well as insights into the operations of the German Veteran’s Association “Bund der Asienkämpfer.” On the one hand, she will show how Turkey served as a role model to Germany in its struggle against the Versailles Treaty and the political order of the democratic Weimar Republic. On the other hand, she will urge a detailed look at the segment of the Turkish elite that was affected by a conservative or “limited” modernism, believed to be a typically German phenomenon.
The event will be held in English and take place in the form of a casual dinner. Please send your RSVP to Gülcihan Çiğdem (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +90 212 292 4939 ext. 1417) by May 25, 2013.
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