KÖLELİK DÖNEMECİ

1977

Published by Tekin Yayınevi, İstanbul 1977

Bilbaşar's only work set outside of today's Turkey, the novel takes place at the end of the 18th century, in the Caucasian region of the Ottoman Empire, the Circassian tribes fight against the Russians.  With this backdrop, it relates the movements for independence of minorities in the Ottoman Empire precursory to its eventual dismemberment. It also relates the pernicious role played by Western countries in the Empire's economic collapse, profiting from the country's efforts toward Westernization.