Keywords: Republic,goverment,Kadro,Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu,Ankara


The journal Kadro, which had been published through January 1932 - December 1934 for three years could only manage to be the speaker of the government. When this process disrupted and began to damage the power of the government, its existence had started to be questioned, and in a sense it had been prevented from being a "pioneer cadre". Thereby both its searching of being a third way between socialism and capitalism, and its "ambitions" of being a pioneer could have only been an utopia. Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu was one of the important writers of the journal, and his novel entitled Ankara could be read as a fictional expression of Kadro movement which took the road with a big "enthusiasm of revolution" and then exterminated silently. In this article, primarily the relationship between the Kadro movement and the government, and then its ideological tendencies will be discussed. Finally, certain ideas and discussions portrayed in Ankara will be read considering the Kadro movement.