Surname Law - a profound change in Turkish history

Buyukovali, Humeyra Atilgan
June 2015
Journal of Turkish Weekly;6/22/2015, p36
The article discusses the Surname Law adopted by the Turkish government on June 21, 1934. Topics explored include the compliance of Turkish people to social changes associated with the implementation of this legislation, the arguments raised by authors Halide Edip Adivar and Nihal Atsiz regarding the necessity of this law, and the selection of a Turkish surname by the public to comply with the said law.


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