From Public Order to the Front: Gendarmerie in the National Struggle

International Symposium
(13-15 of June 2019/ GCGA ANKARA)

Dear Scientists and Scholars,

Gendarmerie is one of the isntitutional actors of the war of independence which was started with General Mustafa Kemal’s arriving at Samsun and resulted in a great victory, Gendarmerie had contributed to this process of struggle with its a hundred years of institutional experience. While the National War of independence started in terms of politics, Gendarmerie General Command was established under the Great National Assembly in addition to the organisation of a regular army. Gendarmerie General Command take over important responsibilities in protecting the safety of life and property of people as well as attributing the National War of İndependence to the public.

The conditions under which the country was made it necessary to establish a new gendarmerie force which is directly subordinated to the Committe of Nationa Defence under name of Mobile Gendarmerie Detachments. Those units with Turkish armed forced had undertaken the heavy burden of the process of intepend via several services from ensuring security of the egions behind army to the transfer of logistics, protecting the public institutes and controlling tfe safety of roads around all the fronts.

As the Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy, we will organise a syposium named “From Public Order o the Front: Gendarmerie in the War of İndepentence” regarding the one-hundred-years aniversary of the War of Indepentence. Sessions based certain themes and problems and orginal papers will be given precendence. The number of papers in theamatic sessions wont be less than three and more than four. It is necessary fort he participants to apply to the thematic sessions with an abstract of their papers regarding how will they contribute to the sessions and the abstract should be both in Turkish and English with the length of 300 words at most. In addition to the general abstract, the participants of thematic session will be reguired to prepare a summary of maximum 200 words in Turkish and English. The individual participants other than the ones above should send abstracts of their papers including maximum 200 words.

Fort he thematic sessions and individual applies, it is necessary to till in the forms in the annex and sent to The accommodaition and transport fees of the paricipants will be covered by Academy. The language of presentations will be English an Turkish. The process of presentations will be 15 minutes. The booklet of paper abstracts and the papers which will be examined by the jury and accepted will be published afterwords.


  • First World War and Gerdarmerie behind the Front
  • National Struggle
  • Regarding the National War of Independence:
     - Gendarmerie in the War of National Independence and behind the Front
     - Coast Security
     - Propoganda and intelligence
     - Training of Gendarmerie and Gendarmerie Laws
     - Health and Gendarmerie
     - Biographies of Gendarmeries and Gendarmerie in Periodical Publications
  • Institutional Culture in Gendarmerie and the Symbiotic Relation Between Gendarmerie, War and Public Institutions.
  • Criminology, Stations and Accesories of Gendarmerie.
  • The Relation of Gendarmerie with Arms and Technology.
  • The Relation between People and Police/Gendarmerie.
  • Representation of Gendarmerie: Gendarmerie in Romance and Music.