Gokay, B and Fouskas, V (2020) Lenin’s 'Eastern policy' and communism in Turkey and Greece, 1918-1923. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 22 (2). pp. 210-221.

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Abstract

Examining Lenin's strategy towards colonial and semi-colonial periphery is crucial in understanding the way in which early Soviet policy was shaped and implemented towards the crucial conflict in Anatolia between Greece-Britain's proxy-and Turkish national resistance movement based in Ankara. We show that, Soviet state interests kept a firm hand on-albeit in different ways-the development of communism both in Greece and Turkey and, for most of the period, it undermined the movement, especially in Turkey when they directly assisted Kemal's nationalism against the Greek campaign in Asia Minor while Kemal's movement was exterminating leading Turkish communists.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2019 12:47
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2020 10:05
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/7436

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