Year:2022   Volume: 4   Issue: 1   Area: Historical Studies

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Ekrem AKMAN, Rachid CHIKHOU

THE OTTOMAN POSITION ON THE RUSSO JAPANESE WAR IN THE FAR EAST 1896-1905

The research aims to shed light on the Ottoman position on the Russo-Japanese war in ‎the Far East 1904-1905; Where the Ottoman Empire took an intriguing stance, there ‎was a discrepancy between the popular stance and the official stance of the Attic ‎State. The Ottoman people took the stance of open hostility to the Russians, and ‎supported Japan in its struggle against Russia, and the people and intellectuals in the ‎Ottoman Empire showed a great desire for Japan’s victory and defeat.” Petersburg ". ‎While we find the position of Sultan Abdul Hamid and the Ottoman Empire in ‎contradiction to the position of the public towards the people; He adopted the policy ‎of strategic balance in the conflict between the Japanese and the Russians, considering ‎that Russia is the largest neighboring country to the Ottoman Empire, and it still poses ‎a great danger to the property of the Ottoman Empire that must be avoided. ‎Therefore, the Ottoman Sultan followed a completely different plan and policy to the ‎trends of public opinion. He was keen to support Japan, and at the same time avoided ‎angering the European countries that supported the Russians and the possibility of ‎confronting Russia, which is the strongest and most dangerous neighbor to him. ‎Therefore, Sultan Abdul Hamid II adopted many other strategies, and followed a ‎neutral policy towards Russia and Japan, went in the direction of the policy called the ‎policy of balances. We also discussed in this research the development of Ottoman-‎Japanese relations before the Russo-Japanese war, and focused on the causes of the ‎conflict between the Japanese and Russian states, and its repercussions on the balance ‎of power in the region. And the international position on this conflict, We dealt with ‎the American endeavors to end the war between the two parties under the Port ‎Smouth Agreement, and discussed the effects of the Japanese victory over Russia and ‎its repercussions on the peoples of the East‎.

Keywords: Russo, Japanese War, Far East, Abdul Hamid Ii, Ottoman Empire.

http://dx.doi.org/10.47832/2717-8293.15.25


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