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  1. Turkey: 2016-like coup attempt in 1997?

    The main PoD is the success of 1993 WTC bombing and War on Terror strating 8 years earlier than OTL. In this world, the US invades Sudan instead of Afghanistan due to the fact that it hosted Bin-Laden at the time. In Turkey, the islamist Welfare party managed to emerge as the biggest party...
  2. Would Kurdistan fall under Soviet Influence in this scenario? If so, how would the Middle East be affected?

    In my alt-history timeline, Turkey joins the Axis Powers during WWII and promptly commits a devastating invasion of southern Russia. I'm not sure if this would prolong the war but ultimately, the Axis is still defeated, the USSR survives and as punishment, Turkey's borders are reduced to that of...
  3. WI: Atatürk Has Biological Children

    Despite adopting thirteen children Atatürk never had any biological children. There are a couple reasons why. 1. Atatürk never found a woman with which he could have children with. He did marry a woman by the name of Latife in 1923, but the relationship was fraught with arguments and fighting...
  4. What if the Soviet connected the Caspian sea to the Persian Sea by flooding the Ararat Plain?

    What if the following depression was flooded by building a dam to block the Aras river? Geographically the aras river flow trought a 10 km wide choke point. You can use the mountains and build a series of 2 km, 1 km, 2 km and 1 km dam to cut the flow of water and create a lake. There is...
  5. GameBawesome

    Effects of an Successful Ottoman Partition

    After WWI, the Ottoman Empire was planned to be partition during the Treaty of Sèvres. The partition plan was to roughly look around this: However, this never occurred, as the Turks under Mustafa Kemal Pasha, fought the Turkish War of Independence and won the war, establishing the Republic of...
  6. Neutral Italy during WW1: Fate of the Dodecanese?

    According to the 1912 Treaty of Ouchy which ended the Italo-Turkish War, the Italians were obligated the return the Dodecanese Islands to the Ottoman Empire once the latter fulfilled its peace obligation. Before the islands could have been returned however, the Ottoman Empire got involved in...
  7. Central Powers seek peace jointly in Autumn, 1918. What happens to the Ottomans?

    Present is the following scenario: A-H doesn't launch the 2nd Battle of Piave, instead it chooses to strenghten its defences behind the river and also send a few divisions to the Balkans to aid the Bulgarians. As a result, neither the Italian, nor the Balkan Front collapses, however the...
  8. Italo-Turkish War: What If the Ottomans retained the Dodecanese Islands

    I'm wondering about the ramifications for World War I and beyond where the Ottoman Empire still lost The Italo-Turkish War between 1911-1912 and lost their territory in Libya but still managed to retain their holdings in the Dodecanese Islands. What are the effects of this on the Balkan War...
  9. PC/WI: Central Powers Win WWI but the Ottomans go Italy

    Let's say that the Central Powers manage to win WWI, but the Ottoman's war with Britain weakens them where they can't hold Arabia after a few years. Blaming the Germans and Austrians for not doing enough to help their empire, the Ottomans eventually adopt a fascist-style government and join the...
  10. Did the Ottoman Turkish language have a chance?

    Ottoman Turkish - the empire's Persianized language, used for poetry and administration. Ataturk's language reform put it to rest as a relic of its namesake, no longer needed by a republic. Barring the decisive Turkish republican victory in the 1920's, was the court language's displacement in...
  11. Iluvatar

    Viability of Greek control in the Smyrna Zone (Milne Line)

    No, this is not yet another, 'What if Greece won the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-22 and restored Byzantium?' thread. I think the consensus that extensive Greek territorial gains in Anatolia were implausible - not least on ethnological grounds - has been thoroughly established numerous times...
  12. No Soviet Turkish war of independence White Russia

    Without Soviets how would Turkish war of independence go white Russia Grabs Constantinople, Turkish straits of Gallipoli, dardanelles and Pontus while Turks and entante busy in the war ?
  13. Greek nationalism in late Byzantium

    Can Greek nationalism rise in late Byzantium under palaiologos during 12th and 13 the centuries as it did in 19th century under ottomans due to events like sack of Constantinople and latin rule can it stop ottomans?
  14. tungsterismapping

    Red Stained Red Flag: A Turkish Timeline

    Red Stained Red Flag: The Fall of Turkey Post-Independence Rings of Good In the early 1920’s, Turkey gained its independence. Ataturk’s attempts at restoring the country were going well. Economic policies were improving the economy and leading to a more nationalised economy, cultural policies...
  15. WI Turkish NATO divisions stationed in West Germany?

    This is from anannotation I read in a bbook about the Cold War. In 1964 the West German foreign office informed the leadership of the Bundeswehr,that there was the possibility to get 2 turkish division stationed in Germany, to strengthen the Forward Defense as part of the german...
  16. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI Christian nations recognize Genocides committed by them during Ottoman era

    Edit, to avoid confusion... POD for these yearly memorial days (whether observed or not)... Greece – some time after joining NATO in 1952 Armenia – soon after independence So for this ASB-ish WI lets say some Christian nations memorialize THE ENTIRITY of their history regardless of what Turkey...
  17. PakistaniGuyUK

    DBWI No pro-Turkish Armenian insurrection in Tsarist Russia in 1914?

    OTL : So for those who might not be familiar with the OTL Near East, the Armenian Dashnaks in 1914 decided to instigate a shock rebellion in Russian Armenia against Tsarist Russia, throwing their full weight behind a seemingly - at the time - absurd Ottoman proposal of 1914 that envisioned...
  18. Enosis (Union of Greece and Cyprus) after 1950?

    This thread is inspired by a rather obscure WI I raised in another thread that proved to be surprisingly productive, and I'd like to focus more on the subject in the title, that of Enosis with a POD after 1950. Calling in @Tanaka did nothing wrong and @Lascaris, who did the bulk of the...
  19. No 1960 coup in Turkey?

    Let's say the government of Adnan Menderes isn't so obviously authoritarian (maybe he doesn't incite the Istanbul Pogrom, for example) and the military allows him and the Democrat Party to stay in power. What would be the effects of that? I assume the 1971 and 1980 coups are butterflied, for...
  20. AHC: Turkey as a Great Power

    Your challenge is fairly straightforward: with any POD after the Turkish republic was declared in 1923, make the Republic of Turkey one of the great powers.
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