Atatürk: The War of Independence and the Creation of the Modern Turkey

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Atatürk: The War of Independence and   

the Creation of the Modern Turkey

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 9:00am-10:00am
Justin McCarthy
Professor of History
University of Louisville
George Gawrych
Professor of History
Baylor University

Justin A. McCarthy received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern history from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). in 1978 and a Certificate in Demography from Princeton University in 1980. Professor McCarthy specializes in the social and demographic history of the Modern Middle East, particularly Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. His books include Muslims and Minorities, Death and Exile, The Population of Palestine, The Ottoman Turks, The Ottoman Peoples and the End of Empire,Population History of the Middle East and the Balkans,Who Are the Turks? (with Carolyn McCarthy), Turkey and the Turks (with Carolyn McCarthy, Focus on Turkey (with Talat Halman and Ulku Bates), Turkey and the Turks (with Carolyn McCarthy), The Armenian Rebellion at Van (with Esat Arslan, Cemalettin Taskiran, and Omer Turan), The Turk in America, Sasun (with Cemalettin Taskiran, and Omer Turan), and, most recently, Turks and Armenians.
George Gawrych is a professor of Modern Middle East and Military History at Baylor University, (2003-present). He taught for 19 years at the US Army Command and General Staff, Fort Leavenworth (1984-2003). He was a Visiting Professor in the US Military Academy, West Point, 2002-2003. He was Charles Boal Ewing Chair of Military History at US Military Academy, West Point (2016-2017).  His selected publications include The Young Ataturk: From Ottoman Soldier to Statesman of Turkey, Semseddin Sami, Women, and Social Conscience in the Late Ottoman Empire, Ataturk as a Military Leader in the War of Independence, The Crescent and the Eagle: Ottoman Rule, Islam and the Albanians, 1874-1913. London: I. B. Tauris, 2006, Armed Peacekeepers in Bosnia.(Co-author with Robert F. Baumann and Walter E. Kretchik), The Crescent and the Eagle: Ottoman Rule, Islam and the Albanians and  The Albatross of Decisive Victory: War and Policy between Egypt and Israel in the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars.

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Dear friends,

Thank you so much for your efforts delineating with Turkish Revolution and its creator Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK!

I published this announcement on my web site.

I wish you great successes in this activity.

In case of having suitable material on this conference, I would also be very happy for sharing such documents.

​With Love and Respect,

Ankara / Turkiye, 16 th Sept. 2019

​Prof. ​Dr. Ahmet SALTIK​​
Ankara ​Univ. ​Medical School. ​
MD Specialist in Public Health
MSc in Health Law​
​BSc ​in Public Administr. and Political Sciences

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