A REVIEW ON THE OTTOMAN'S TANZIMAT REFORMS

Sedat KANAT
2018 Social Sciences Studies Journal  
The Tanzimat period of the Ottoman State is vital importance because of its historic value to the empire. Thus, the period still continues to determine Turkey's today policy, military, education etc. According to some, the Tanzimat period occured by the coercion of the western states. With regard to others, they generally think that the Tanzimat period ocurred by the decision of state's itself. Western states' attitudes towards Ottomans' reforms was effective, generally, in a negative way, but
more » ... negative way, but not positive. It is clear that strong states generally prioritized their own benefits. As a result of such situation, reforms which Ottomans struggled to realize could be adopted neither by the reformers nor by the subjects of the empire, even though empire's sincere efforts to adapt to the modern age. However, in any case such a period occurred in the recent history of the Ottomans, and this period has produced/produced important results.
doi:10.26449/sssj.1072 fatcat:gvrmrwictrhzlinjxna4w4ey3e