İzzet Öztoprak

Keywords: Bekir Sami Bey, Foreign Minister, foreign policy

Abstract

B.M.M. gathered in Ankara. It has adopted and implemented a foreign policy that does not compromise its national interests, does not hurt its independence, is based on national rights and interests, and respects the principle of equality of nations. This foreign policy; It was carried out in a fast and intense flow of historical events in an environment where two separate governments maintain their existence and try to establish their authority in a country without borders. In the period when multi-faceted internal and external developments are concerned, the difficulty of implementing such a foreign policy until a consistent result is easily understood. The foundations of national foreign policy have undoubtedly started to be laid with the passage of Mustafa Kemal to Anatolia, it has been developed in congresses and has been put into a most prominent form in B.M.M. In the words of Mustafa Kemal, the goals of the national policy that the Turkish nation should follow are determined in a document called Misak-ı Milli. It is necessary to state immediately that this document is not only a unifying factor in the National Struggle, but also the difference in the approaches to realization led to the emergence of separate views.