The Russian Revolution of 1905 in the Ottoman Empire
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This study examines how the Ottomans perceived the Russian revolution of 1905. In order to achieve this, the Russian revolution of 1905 is described from the eyes of both parties pertaining to the Ottoman empire in 1905, namely the Young Turk revolutionaries, who were very active in 1905 in Europe and their main target, the Ottoman imperial government. This thesis is composed of three chapters. The first chapter provides the reader with a historical background to the Russian revolution of 1905 and to the Ottoman empire in 1905. Following this, the second chapter studies the Russian revolution of 1905 from Young Turks’ point of view by relying upon the Young Turk journals published in Europe and in Egypt during the subject revolutionary years. The third chapter, which is based on the archival documents, describes how the Ottoman imperial government regarded the Russian revolution of 1905.