Debate of Continuity versus Discontinuity During the Construction of Modern Turkish Republic: The Experience of "Kadro" (1932-1934)

Bal Z. E.

2nd World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Bucharest, Romania, 9 - 12 May 2013, vol.122, pp.344-347 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 122
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1350
  • City: Bucharest
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-347


Kadro journal (1931-1934) emerged just after the first decade of Turkish Republic. It is an organization formed with the purpose of making a theoretic contribution to establishing infrastructure of the regime in order to create an ideological structure for young Republic based on the thesis that Turkish Revolution continues, and it refers a newly "cadre" representing ideological efforts. This cadre emerged with clear goals such as providing support for efforts of establishing national unity as they believed in eliminating other ideological options from ideological structure of the commanding regime. The purpose of the work is to provide a discussion on "continuity&discontinuity debate" at the time of emergence and the development phase of the nation state with respect to the case of "Kadro (Cadre)".