From the Introduction:
The time has now not but come for the Turkish girl to vindicate her correct to freedom; it can't come by way of a trifling switch of legislations, and it's a cruelty at the a part of Europeans to motivate them to undertake Western behavior that are part of a basic procedure derived from a unconditionally various technique of evolution.
In the improvement of contemporary Turkey, the Turkish lady has already performed a good half, and she or he has an exceptional half nonetheless to play within the construction of a brand new civilization ; yet current adventure has proven that no servile imitation of the West will redeem Turkey from the evils of centuries of patriarchal servitude.
Fontainebleau, Sept. 1906.
You won't ever understand, my pricey and most up-to-date good friend, the excitement your stopover at has given us. It was once this kind of new adventure, and all of the extra to be favored, simply because we have been firmly confident we had come to the tip of latest stories.
For nearly 1 / 4 of a century, in our pricey Turkey, we longed specifically for anything new ; we'd have welcomed demise at the same time a transformation, yet every little thing, every little thing was once regularly an identical.
And now, within the area of 8 brief months, what have we no longer obvious and performed ! each day has introduced a few new impressions, new faces, new joys, new problems, new disappointments, new surprises and new pals ; it appeared to either one of us that we should have inebriated the cup of novelty to its very dregs.
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