School for Tribes
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CitationDemirel, F., Turan, İ. (2013). School for Tribes, Edizioni Universita Macerata, 8(1), 271- 294.
During his rule, Sultan Abdulhamid II (r. 1876-1909) had to recover as a financially, militarily, and politically sick of European man. After losing vast Christian territories in the Balkans he also had to initiate Pan-Islamic politics to protect unity and cope with European driven liberalist movements among the Arabs. Knowing that education is the most important factor in development and community enlightenment, Sultan Abdulhamid II attempted to reform and expand the Ottoman educational system by establishing several educational institutions for various purposes during his reign. Among them, the "Royal School for Tribes", established in 1892 in Istanbul, is distinguished from others with its aims and students.