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

Cengiz Mutlu

Keywords: Population, epidemic diseases, deaths, marriage, bachelor’s tax


Each and every state established throughout the history perpetuated its existence by the policy of depending on its power of population as it can be seen in the tradition of Turkish states. One of the arguments in Ottoman Empire, which came out of the first World War in desolation, was the decreasing population issue. Precautions taken against the decreasing population came as the bill of law in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey as it was argued among the intelligentsia. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as a person aware of the importance of the issue shared his ideas with the Turkish community.