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Dear User,
The Tarihçi, which met with you in January, accepted great attention. Since then, 4.067 individual users have visited the Tarihçi and have read 12.300 pages. Except for Turkey, many users from foreign countries have reached the journal. The live interviews with the article writers also attracted distinctive attention.
There are twelve interesting articles in the second issue of the Tarihçi. Yunus Özger focuses on the perception of the insurence system, which became a controversial issue in the Ottoman Empire. Hikmet Çil discusses the Turkish modernization process within the framework of Arnold Toynbee’s challenge and reaction theory, offering a different perspective to Turkish modernization. Onur Çelebi examines the use of colors as a political symbol within the scope of the referendum on September 6, 1987. Iana Güngör reveals the position of the tombstones in the cultural structure with examples. Liliana Elena Boscan discusses the activities of the Straits Commission and Romanian diplomacy in the light of Romanian archive documents. Serkan Polat traces a madrasa that has been in the darkness of history, almost no information about it, and uncovers the veil on it. Behçet Kemal Yeşilbursa reveals how established the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq is reflected in British documents. Söhrab Mustafayev covers the National Development Party, which played an important role in the transition to multi-party life, and the political life of Nuri Demirag. İsmigül Çetin reveals the interventions of the British High Commission, which was established after the occupation of İstanbul, to the governments of İstanbul. Bedriye Uzuner evaluates the Turkish immigration from Bulgaria in 1950-1951 according to archive documents. Erhan Karaoglan translates Stavitskiy’s article on Idil Fin people from Russia to Turkish. Prof. Ali Akyildiz is the guest of this issue with his interview that gave young researchers stimulating information.
I wish you a good reading with the hope that interesting topics will be useful to you.
                                                             Taha Niyazi KARACA