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Department of History

Mr Umit Eser

BA (Middle East Technical University, Turkey), MA (Sabanci University, Turkey)


Eser Umit
Mr Umit Eser
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Thesis title:
Ottoman Bureaucrats in the Greek-Occupied Zone of Asia Minor, 1919-22: Forms of Collaboration and Resistance
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PhD Research

My research focuses on the experiences of the Ottoman bureaucrats in the Greek occupation zone in the period between 1919 and 1922. The attitudes of Ottoman civil servants towards the Greek administration do not present the 'absolute pair of opposites' of collaboration and resistance. My main argument is that an intertwined dialectic of collaboration and resistance could have been blended together in the same people, even in the same action.