ISSN: 1011-727X
e-ISSN: 2667-5420

Ethem Ruhi Fığlalı

Keywords: Nutuk, Ataturk, İslamic History, Motifs


Nutuk is not just a work that contains Atatürk's own thoughts and opinions. In addition to the personal thoughts and opinions of Atatürk, it also contains the letters, telegrams and similar correspondences and answers, and the thoughts and opinions of the military and civilian officials of the time. In this respect, it is an extremely important and valuable document that illuminates the political and intellectual situation of the period in Turkish history. There are many issues in the speech that belong to the history of Islam, both directly expressed by Atatürk and reflecting the opinions of others. These were either addressed or pointed out directly. Here, especially in November 1922, in the "historical scene that took place in the Grand National Assembly on the domination of the Sultanate", the views of Atatürk on the caliphate organization and its historical course that have been the subject of controversy in almost every period of Islamic history will be emphasized.