1. The Elder One

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    Help with Turkish Naming Customs

    Discussion in 'Research' started by The Elder One, Sep 25, 2016.

    Hi. I have researched Turkey, the Ottoman Empire and the surname law of 1934.

    From what I understand, the law obligated everyone to pick up surname, whereas before they used titles.

    So I have a character, former Ottoman army officer, now businessman, whom I named Onur Temel Bey, and he is supposed to have a son and daughter.

    Now the tricky part, after 1934, he would be obliged to stop using the title of Bey and adopt a surname, and his children would not keep the title. Correct?

    Just fact checking, thanks for the attention, guys. Appreciate any answers.
     

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