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Government type:
Authoritarian, Despotic


Turkey is a nation in Eurasia, mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Strategically located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe, Turkey is bordered by Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria and Flag of Greece Greece to the west, Flag of Italy Italy, the Island of Rhodes to the southwest, the Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union to the northeast, Flag of France France to the southwest, Flag of Iraq Iraq to the south, Flag of Iran Iran to the east and the Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom in the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea south of Turkey. Turkey has a coastline on the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west.


Historical background

The Ottoman Empire entered World War I on the side of the Central Powers and was ultimately defeated. Following the Armistice of Mudros on 30 October 1918, the victorious Allied Powers sought to partition the Ottoman state through the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres.

The occupation of Istanbul and Izmir by the Allies in the aftermath of World War I prompted the establishment of the Turkish National Movement, and the Turkish War of Independence was waged with the aim of revoking the terms of the Treaty of Sèvres.

By 18 September 1922, the occupying armies were expelled, and the Ankara-based Turkish regime, which had declared itself the legitimate government of the country on 23 April 1920, started to formalize the legal transition from the old Ottoman into the new Republican political system. The republic was officially proclaimed on 29 October 1923 in Ankara, the country's new capital.

Turkey was neutral until several months before the end of the war, at which point it joined the Allies. Prior to the outbreak of war, Turkey signed a Mutual Aid Pact with   France and the   United Kingdom in 1939. After the German invasion of France, however, Turkey remained neutral, relying on a clause excusing them if military action might bring conflict with the USSR, which, after the division of   Poland, Turkey feared. Then, in June of 1941, after neighboring   Bulgaria joined the Axis and allowed the   German Reich to move troops through to invade   Yugoslavia and   Greece, Turkey signed a non-aggression pact with Germany. Turkey was an important producer of chromite, which is a key ingredient in the manufacture of stainless steel and refractory brick and Germany had limited access to it. The key issue in Turkey's negotiations with both sides was the sale of chromite to Germany or to the Allies. The Allies had access to other sources and mainly bought the chromite in order to preclude its sale to Germany. Turkey halted its sales to Germany in April, 1944 and broke off relations in August. Turkey declared war on the Axis powers in February, 1945, after the Allies made its invitation to the inaugural meeting of the United Nations (along with the invitations of several other nations) conditional on full belligerency. No Turkish troops ever saw combat.


Main article: Turkish events

The Death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

- "The republic grieves".
War hero, revolutionary, president and Father of the Turks, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has passed away.

He maintained his duty to the Turkish people and the republic he founded up until the very end. Thousands of mourners have paid their respects in Istanbul, before his body was transferred by caisson, ship and train to Ankara. There his state funeral was held with the entire parliament and dignitaries from all over the world in attendance.

With the father of the modern Turkish nation now gone, the republic must move on. The Grand National Assembly has elected former prime minister Ismet Inönü as his successor.'

Trigger conditions
  • Can fire only once
  • Is   Turkey
    • Is   Neutral
  • Campaign start is before 1936.01.02
  • Date is after 1938.11.1
Mean time to happen
  • 30 days
  • 0.5x Date is after 1938.12.1
  • 0.2x Date is after 1939.1.1

Atatürk will be remembered.
  • Lose current nation leader

Other events

  • Turkey is subject to   Germany's "Puppet Turkey" National Focus, where Turkey will gain "Ultimatum From Germany".
  • Turkey is subject to   Germany's "Befriend Turkey" National Focus, where Turkey will gain opinion gain of Germany +50 , daily fascism support +0.10% and acceptance of fascism +85 ,and Turkey will join the Axis faction.
  • Turkey is subject to   Italy's "Claims on Turkey" National Focus, where Italy will gain Conquer War Goal against Turkey.
  • Turkey is subject to   Italy's "Befriend Turkey" National Focus,where Turkey will gain opinion gain of Italy +40 , daily fascism support +0.10% and acceptance of fascism +85.

National focus

Generic national focus tree.

Turkey utilizes the generic national focus tree for now. That being said, a new, unique focus tree has been announced for Turkey, being released later this year.

The generic focus tree has 5 main branches:

  • Army Effort gives army experience and research bonuses to army research.
  • Aviation Effort gives air experience, builds air bases, and research bonuses to air research.
  • Naval Effort gives navy experience, builds naval dockyards, and research bonuses to navy research.
  • Industrial Effort builds civilian and military factories (usually even if building slots are already full)and grants extra research slots.
  • Political Effort gives the country choices on which political path they will take.


Turkey starts in 1936 with three research slots. It can gain two additional slots from its National focuses - Extra Research Slot and Extra Research Slot II.

Army technology Naval technology Air technology Electronics & Industry
  • Basic Infantry Equipment
  • Weapons I
  • Mountain Infantry I
  • Destroyer II
  • Light Cruiser I
  • Battle Cruiser I
  • Battleship I
  • Submarine I
  • Transport Ship
  • Interwar Fighter
  • Close Air Support I
  • None
  • None
  • None
  • None


National spirits

Turkey does not start with any national spirits.

Political parties

Party Name Party Ideology Party Leader Popularity
Demokrat Parti   Democratic Celâl Bayar 10%
Türkiye Komunist Partisi   Communist Şefik Hüsnü 0%
Millet Partisi   Fascist Fevzi Çakmak 0%
Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi   Non-Aligned Mustafa Kemal Atatürk 90%


  Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi

  •   Can force government of another country to adopt the same ideology.
  •   Can puppet a country.
  • Generate war goal tension limit: +50%
  • Lend-lease tension limit: +40%
  • Send volunteers tension limit: +40%
  • Guarantee tension limit: +40%
  • Join faction tension limit: +40%
  • Ideology drift defense: -30%

Staff and Designers

Political Advisors
Advisor Type Effect Cost
Pertev Naili Boratav Communist Revolutionary
  • Daily Communism Support: +0.1%
Nihal Atsız Fascist Demagogue
  • Daily Fascism Support: +0.1%
Abbas Cevat Democratic Reformer
  • Daily Democracy Support: +0.1
Hassan Saka Ideological Crusader
  • Same ideology opinion: +20.0%
Kâzım Özalp War Industrialist
  • Military Factory Construction Speed: +10.0%
  • Dockyard Construction Speed: +10.0%
Mümtaz Okman Captain of Industry
  • Civilian Factory construction speed: +10.0%
  • Infrastructure construction speed: +10.0%
  • Refinery construction speed: +10.0%



The nation starts with the following laws:

Conscription Law Economy Law Trade Law
  Limited Conscription
  • 2.5% Recruitable population
  Civilian Economy
  • 35% Consumer Goods factories
  • –30% Factory construction speed
  • +30% Factory (type) conversion cost
  • -40% Fuel Gain per Oil
  • -25% Fuel Capacity
  Export Focus
  • 50% Resources to market
  • +5% Research speed
  • +10% Factory/Dockyard output
  • +10% Construction speed
  • +20% Civilian intelligence to others
  • +10% Navy intelligence to others

Industry & Resources

Type No.
  Aluminium 0
  Chromium 344
  Oil 0
  Rubber 0
  Steel 20
  Tungsten 0
Type No.
  Civilian factory 10
  Military factory 4
  Naval dockyard 1


Type No.
  Infantry 21
  Cavalry 3
  Mountaineer 3
  Total divisions 27
Type No.
  Destroyer 6
  Light cruiser 2
  Battlecruiser 1
  Submarine 5
  Total ships 14
Air force
Type No.
  Close air support 16
  Fighter 45
  Total planes 61
Turkey's army is bigger than all of its neighbors except the Soviet Union and France.

  Manpower Used: 228.00K

Turkey has a better navy than Bulgaria, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Romania which can be very useful when navally invading. But it is also much smaller than its counterparts in Italy, France, and the UK which have navies stationed near Turkey and can be a big problem.

  Manpower Used: 7.50K

Air force
Turkey has a bigger airforce than Greece, Bulgaria, and Iraq

  Manpower Used: 1.22K

Strategies and guides

Turkey begins in 1936 as a very powerful country compared to their neighbours. Due to the large military and medium-sized navy to their neighbors, following the Industrial branch of the default focus tree is imperative for a successful army. Construction technology is specifically important, so using your 3 research slots for the industrial technologies is a good idea. After building up your civilian factories, military factories should be constructed. Since Turkey normally does not join a faction, you have enough time to build up. Focus on Greece first since you two have unfinished business since 1922. You will get nice factories and resources from Greece, then focus on Iraq for oil, then Bulgaria and Yugoslavia if they aren't guaranteed and world tension is low, unless Germany or Italy attacked them first. You can join either the Axis, Allies or Comintern but the Axis faction is advised. You can get French and British colonies in Middle East and Saudi Arabia and Yemen you lost in World War One. Then you can finally reform the Ottoman Empire again, this will give you cores on Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, the Dodecanese, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine. You're a vengeful, powerful country now so it's all up to you how you proceed from after this.