Propaganda activities of the german empire towards the turkic world: Archaeologist max freiherr von oppenheim and eastern news agency Alman imparatorluğu’nun türk dünyasına yönelik propaganda faaliyetleri: Arkeolog max freiherr von oppenheim ve doğu haber ajansı

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Bilig, vol.91, pp.113-135, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 91
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.12995/bilig.9105
  • Journal Name: Bilig
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.113-135
  • Keywords: II. Abdulhamid, the Ottoman Empire, the German Empire, II. Wilhelm, Max Freiherr von Oppenheim, Eastern News Agency, First World War
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: No


© 2019, Ahmet Yesevi University. All rights reserved.Following the achievement of political unity in the 1870s, the German Empire started a rapid industrialization movement and turned to the Ottoman territories owing to its raw material and colonial needs. However, Britain, which is active in Ottoman territory for the same reasons, is confronted by France and Russia. During the course of the First World War, the German Empire wanted to utilize the authority of the Caliphate of the Ottoman Sultan on the Muslims of the world in favor of his own interests. For that purpose, one of the biggest propaganda activities in the history of the world is conducted. Max Freiherr von Oppenheim is the originator of these propaganda activities. Oppenheim not only organizes the Ottoman-German rapprochement but also carries out propaganda through the Eastern News Agency for the uprising of Muslims in the British, Russian and French colonies. Even today, so as to understand clarify Panislamism and Panturkism, which are among the concepts associated with Turkish foreign policy, a detailed analysis of Oppenheim and Eastern News Agency is required.