This very short notice on the Volga Tatar nationalist intellectual Yusuf Aqchura (1876-1935) quickly sketches his biography, and rapidly analyses his key work, Uch tarz-i siyasat (1904) on the main lines of government policies in recent Turkic history.  The author properly shows how, with due respect to social and economic factors—to say nothing of the political realities of Kemalist Turkey—, Aqchura shifted during his long Turkish exile from his initial Pan-Turkism to a cultural form of Turkism.  The bibliography gives a large room to primary sources and to some prominent recent studies.

The Redaction
CER: I-3.2.C-217