ISSN: 0041-4255
e-ISSN: 2791-6472

Erol Akcan

Keywords: Youth Organization, One- Party System, Ottoman Youth Associations, Physical Training, Bozkurt Organization, Turkish Youth


Youth organized by hand of party or state and countless youth organization with diff erent names and purpose in lots of country in Europe which are contemporary to Republic of Turkey. During the same period, there were attempts and thoughts to create similar youth organizations in Turkey. The focus on these initiatives has not been enough so far. In this Paper, fi rstly focused on heritage inherited from the Ottoman Empire in this regard and then in the period, starting from the fi rst years of the Republic to the date of the start of World War II, the eff orts on creating youth organizations organized by the hand of party or state in Turkey were discussed.