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

Celil Bozkurt

Keywords: Mobile Exhibition, Black Sea Ferry, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, Ali Cenani Bey, Raufi Bey


The Mobile Exhibition, which was created in the Black Sea Ferry in 1926, was recorded as an international propaganda and promotion tool that took place during the early Republican period. The ship, which contains Turkish products and art works, visited the major ports of Europe during its three-month journey and received accolades from the western countries according to the Turkish press. The Black Sea Ferry functioned not only as a merchant ship, but also as a propaganda tool representing the new Turkish image. Onboard balls, elegance and refi nement of staff , were seen as a mirror of the Republic of Turkey by Westerners. The mobile exhibition was a symbol of the strong will and determination that the Republic of Turkey, led by Mustafa Kemal Pasha, has put forward towards modernization.