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A fiery speech in Galata

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Object:A fiery speech in Galata
Description:A young man is holding a passionate speech to a large and attentive crowd of men, many of them wearing bowler hats. He is standing on a platform and gesticulating with his right arm. In the background, the wall of Galata Tower can be seen.
Comment:The photograph was printed as part of Cumhuriyet news coverage of local government elections under the headline, ‘Local government elections begin’. According to the newspaper, the young man is an advocate of the ruling party. The elections were marked by the politically engineered creation of an opposition party in the summer of the same year, the Free Republican Party, which was subsequently dissolved on 15 November 1930.
Location:Istanbul, Galata
Country:Turkey (contemporary)
Turkey (historical)
Type:Photographic negative
Creator:Görgüç, Namık (probably)
Keywords:200 Communication > 208 Public Opinion
640 State > 646 Parliament
660 Political Behavior > 665 Political Parties
660 Political Behavior > 668 Political Movements
Bibliography:Belediye İntihabat Başladı. Cumhuriyet, 6 October 1930, 1.
Copyright:Yapı Kredi bank
Archive:Yapı Kredi tarih arşivi, Istanbul (Collection Selahattin Giz), Inv. No.: 19/212/15/83
Editor:Joël László