Türkiye Cumhuriyeti
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. On 1 Nov. 1922 the Grand National Assembly at Ankara, convened on 23 April 1920, abolished the office of Sultan and provided that the office of Caliph, hitherto vested in the person of the Sultan, should be filled by election from among the Princes of the House of Osman. On 4 Nov. 1922 the administration of Istanbul passed into the hands of the Ankara Government. On 3 March 1924 the Grand National Assembly abolished the Caliphate and expelled from Turkey all the members of the House of Osman, depriving them of their Turkish citizenship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Steinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.The Royal Historical SocietyUK

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