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

Mehmet Önder

Keywords: Ataturk, Germany, Turkish-German Relations


The history of Turkish-German relations goes back at least eight hundred years ago. XII. In mid-century, the Holy Roman - Emperor von Hohenstaufen Konrad III Germanic., when he came to Anatolia during the Second Crusade (1147), Turkey Although the conflict with the Seljuk Empire Sultan Mas'ud I had established with her friendly relations. Then Konrad III, nephew Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa I. participated in the Third Crusade and came to Konya, the capital of his army. Seljuk Sultan Kılıç Arslan II. An agreement was reached between Friedrich Barbarossa I. According to this agreement, the Turks had allowed the German army to pass to Cilicia. However, Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa I. was strangled while bathing in Tarsus stream (Göksu) in June 1190, and the German army, which remained headless after this incident, was completely disbanded. Two consecutive German emperors came to Anatolia in order to reach Jerusalem, especially the death of one in Anatolia, and the attention of many German historians on Anatolia, which they call "Kleinasien".