Caliphate abolished 97 years ago
The caliphate was abolished 97 years ago. Despite the abolition of the sultanate and the proclamation of the republic, the caliphate, which had nothing to do, continued to exist.
The caliphate was abolished 97 years ago. Despite the abolition of the sultanate and the proclamation of the republic, the caliphate, which had nothing to do, continued to exist. Taking advantage of this situation, the last caliph in Istanbul did not hesitate to give the appearance of being a separate force against the republican regime, organizing fancy ceremonies, and saw the amount allocated to him from the state budget less. This attitude led the circles to move against the revolution, and some of the press were pushed into a pro-caliphate attitude. However, the young Republic of Turkey was founded with great devotion was indispensable duty to protect any kind of danger. Now the problem of the caliph had to be resolved definitely. With a law enacted on 3 March 1924, the caliphate was abolished and the last caliph was taken abroad. The abolishment of the Caliphate with the Republic of Turkey, took another big step towards secularism; because in a regime based on national sovereignty, in the concept of a modern and secular state, there could not be a "caliphate republic". In the Constitution, an amendment made in 1928, "Turkey's state religion, religion is Islam" the removal of the material, the shape of the reorganization of the president and lawmakers vow, vaccines towards secularism was great improvements. Ultimately secularism February 5, 1937, it took place in the Constitution as one of the fundamental principles of the Republic of Turkey.