YHU Scientific Journal, Vol 8, p.141-151, 2023
THE BASIC PROBLEM OF THE EXERCISE OF VOTING RIGHTS IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE DURING THE DAY OF THE YOUNG TURKS
V.Torosyan, N. Martirosyan
Submitted 12.04.2023, accepted 03.06.2023
Abstract. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Ottoman Empire continued to crumble due to economic and political crisis. The domestic and foreign political situation was particularly difficult. Although the sultan managed to defeat the “new Ottomans”, members of their organizations continued to survive in European countries. A new impetus for the activation of the opposition forces, originating in the late 19th century and ending in 1908, served. the Macedonian crisis escalated. The priority for the newly formed opposition forces was to save the Ottoman Empire from final collapse. As a means to that end, the opposition forces considered the overthrow of Sultan Abdul Hamid’s regime urgent. At the head of the anti-Sultan movement was the “Ittihat ve Teraqq” (“Union and Progress”) committee, whose members were called Young Turks or Young Turks.
Keywords: Electoral legislation, Ottoman Empire, genocide, Young Turks, electoral rights.