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The Construction of a New City

Ankara 1923–1933

Translated by Can Gündüz and Cem Ülgen
Examines the first decade after the establishment of Ankara as the capital of Turkey, from the proclamation of the Turkish Republic in 1923 until 1933.

With a particular focus on the recently developed Yeni Şehir (“new city”) district of Ankara, Ali Cengizkan and N. Müge Cengizkan chronicle the construction of a new city center in war-torn Turkey in the first quarter of the twentieth century. The authors fill critical gaps in the historiography of the city by sharing the ideas and experiences of its dwellers, exploring the social dynamics of the dissolution of the planned environment, and analyzing the causes and effects of modernization.

484 pages | 698 color plates | 9 x 11

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

7 FOREWORD
Ömer M. Koç
9 PRESENTATION
Filiz Yenisehirlioglu
11 A FEW REMARKS ON THE METHOD AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Ali Cengizkan, Müge Cengizkan
19 THE POSTCARDS THAT NEVER EXISTED
PANORAMAS
37 THE MARCH OF ANKARA: TRACING THE NEW CITY IN HÂKIMIYET-I MILLIYE
Ömer Türkoglu
51 “NEO-OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE”, A SHORT INTRODUCTION TO THE FOUNDATION OF ANKARA AS A CAPITAL AND REFLECTIONS ON ROMANTICISM
Günkut Akin
79 THE FIRST OWNERS AND FIRST RESIDENTS OF YENISEHIR
Yener Bas
125 DWELLING IN THE OLD TOWN: “ASSEMBLED HOUSES” AND WOODEN “SHEDS”
Ali Cengizkan
143 THE EMERGENCE OF YENISEHIR: TENSIONS IN HOUSING CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING THE CITY WITH HOUSING
Ali Cengizkan
153 NEW HOUSING: THE DETERMINATION OF THE NEW LIFE WITH THE NEW SOCIETY
Ali Cengizkan
179 AFTERWORD: LOOKING BACK AND THINKING, BUT NOT FALLING INTO NOSTALGIA
Ali Cengizkan
CROSS-SECTIONS
185 CONSTRUCTING THE MODERN YENISEHIR
211 MODERNIZING THE OLD CITY
235 NEW HOUSING
249 PUBLIC MODERNIZATION
263 NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY
275 PEOPLE OF THE CITY
289 CREATING THE CULTURE OF THE CITY AND THE PARKS
313 CREATING THE CULTURE OF REMEMBRANCE
321 PANORAMAS
SNAP SHOTS: CITY RESIDENTS
Ali Cengizkan
340 HALIDE EDIP ADIVAR
342 JACQUES NESSIM AGGIMAN
344 ORHAN ALSAÇ
346 GAZI MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK
350 FALIH RIFKI ATAY
353 MITHAT AYDIN
356 MEHMET ALI BAGANA
359 CELAL BAYAR
361 JOSEPH BRIX
363 RECEP CENGIZKAN
366 ERNST ARNOLD EGLI
372 GRACE ELLISON
379 CLAUDE FARRERE
382 ANTON HANAK
384 CLEMENS HOLZMEISTER
388 WERNER ISSEL
391 AFET INAN
394 HERMANN JANSEN
398 LEON JAUSSELY
401 YAKUP KADRI KARAOSMANOGLU
405 ZIYA KOCAINAN
407 VEHBI KOÇ
411 ERZURUMLU NAFIZ KOTAN
414 ARIF HIKMET KOYUNOGLU
422 CARL CHRISTOPH LÖRCHER
428 ERNST MAMBOURY
430 MIMAR KEMALETTIN
441 GIULIO MONGERI
444 MUSTAFA NECATI [UGURAL]
446 MEHMET NIHAT NIGISBERK
452 ROBERT OERLEY
456 ABDÜLHALIK RENDA
461 NECMETTIN SAHIR SILAN
463 NEVZAT TANDOGAN
466 AHMET HAMDI TANPINAR
471 MUKBIL KEMAL TAS
476 VEDAT TEK
480 SAKIR ZÜMRE
482 CONTRIBUTORS

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