International Symposium on the Centenary of the Proclamation of the Republic 21-22 November 2023 ISTANBUL

International Symposium on the Centenary of the Proclamation of the Republic 21-22 November 2023 ISTANBUL

30 June 2023

1923 was a year in which many important developments took place after the Turkish War of Independence was won. In 1923, the Turkish Economy Congress, where important decisions were made in the field of economy, was convened, the first term of the GNAT (Grand National Assembly of Türkiye) ended with the new election decision, and the GNAT was formed for the second term, after the war period, permanent peace was ensured and the Lausanne Peace Treaty was signed, the new regime was inaugurated with the proclamation of the Republic, Ankara was chosen as the capital of the new state, the ancient capital Istanbul was liberated from the enemy occupation, and various events transpired in both domestic and foreign policies. Many other developments, major and minor, which took place in 1923, have yet to be traced. From this point of view, it is planned to hold an International Symposium on the Centenary of the Proclamation of the Republic in Istanbul on 21-22 November 2023, in cooperation with Atatürk Supreme Council for Culture, Language and History – Atatürk Research Center and Istanbul University.

The symposium to be held aims to reveal the foundation of the Republic of Türkiye with new academic studies, to contribute qualitatively to the cultural and political decision-making processes of the official authorities in Türkiye with the academic information to be revealed about the proclamation of the Republic of Türkiye, to provide the opportunity to discuss the history of the Republic of Türkiye in academic environments and to improve relations between the Turkish universities and institutions of countries and communities concerned with the symposium.


  • Turkish Economy Congress
  • The First and Second Terms of the GNAT
  • 1923 Elections
  • Lausanne Peace Treaty
  • Proclamation of the Republic
  • Choosing Ankara as the Capital
  • Liberation of Istanbul
  • Turkish Foreign Policy
  • Recognition of the Republic of Türkiye in the Outside World
  • Social Life in Türkiye in 1923
  • Developments in the Field of Healthcare
  • Debates on the New Regime
  • Other Developments in 1923


   Abstract and Full Text Submission and Evaluation

Domestic and foreign academicians as well as researchers who study the relevant subjects are welcome to participate in the symposium. For participation, paper abstracts containing objectives, methods, resources to be used and potential findings with a minimum of 300 words both in Turkish and English as well as the Application Form must be sent to (e-mail address) by April 30, 2023 at the latest. Abstracts will be sent to the referees who constitute the Science Committee. After the paper abstracts have been evaluated by the referees by taking their conformity with symposium topics and scientific research methods as well as the originality of the studies into account, paper abstracts that have been approved will be announced.

Full texts of papers must be sent to (e-mail address) by September 30, 2023 at the latest. Full texts will be included in the Symposium Program after being evaluated by the referees in terms of compliance with the abstract and scientific research methods.

Papers are supposed to be original and it is required that they have not been presented or published before and that they are not titles, subtitles or parts of a published book or a thesis even though the thesis has not been published.

The official languages of the symposium in which papers can be presented are Turkish and English. The full text of papers to be presented at the symposium will be included in the refereeing process. Symposium book of papers will either be released digitally or published as hard copies.

Travel and accommodation expenses of those who will attend the symposium will be covered by Atatürk Research Center and Istanbul University. Participants who will jointly present their papers (only valid for papers with more than one author) must take note of the fact that only one individual’s expenses will be covered.

   Application form: Cumhuriyet’in İlanının 100. Yıl Dönümü Başvuru Formu (English)

   Abstract and Full Text Writing Rules

  • In the paper, the title must be written in bold and capital letters and it must be centered. Since evaluations will be made with “Blind Refereeing” method, the applicant’s name, last name, institution and contact information must not be included in the text.
  • “Potential bibliography” must be stated in paper abstracts.
  • In full texts of papers, there must be an abstract both in Turkish and English, consisting of 200 words, in 10 points following the title. The title must also be stated in the abstract that is in English.
  • The lettering must be Times New Roman and the font size must be 12. The point size of tables, footnotes and sources used must be 10.
  • The study must be composed in Microsoft Word program and blocked according to A4 paper size. A margin of 2.5 cm must be left at the bottom, top, right and left, and 1.25 cm must be left for footer and header.
  • There must be no line spacing in paragraphs. Indent must be 0 cm, spacing must first be 6 pt and then 6 pt and line spacing must be set to single line.
  • While citing references, the author’s name, last name; title of the book (the title of a book must be in bold, while the title of an article must be in “quotation marks”), publisher, place of publication, date and page number must be stated in footnotes in this order. The sources used must be placed at the end of the text in the same way as footnotes, in alphabetical order according to last names.
  • Tables and graphics must be numbered separately, and the source must be specified in 10 points just below the table or graphic.
  • Original documents, pictures, maps and similar images that are not directly related to the text should not be included in the text unless necessary. They should be numbered and appended to the end of the text.
  • Full texts of papers must contain a minimum of 5.000 words and a maximum of 10.000 words.


Symposium Secretariat:

Specialist Murat SAYGIN (Atatürk Research Center)

Tel: +90 312 285 65 11 Extension: 1437 (Atatürk Research Center)

Research Asst. Ahmet Akın AKBIYIK (Istanbul University)


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