Yılmaz Altuğ

Keywords: Turkish, Turkey, Turks, Ottoman, International Disputes, History

Abstract

Turkey did contribute to the development of international law. "To a great extent, much of our modern intemational law originated and developed from the competition of the great powers and their desire to expand at the expense of other countries. Turkey was a great power. Its peculiar geographical position and the ideas it stood for involved Turkey in all major wars and all postwar settlements. In this way the Turks influenced the development of international law".