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The Boss System in Turkey and Ottoman Empire from US ambassador Morghenthau

The Boss System in Turkey and Ottoman Empire from US ambassador Morghenthau

In American city politics many men from the humblest walks of life have not uncommonly developed great abilities as politicians, and similarly Talaat had started life as a letter carrier. From this occupation he had risen to be a telegraph operator at Adrianople; and of these humble beginnings he was extremely proud. I visited him once or twice at his house; although Talaat was then the most powerful man in the Turkish Empire, his home was still the modest home of a man of the people.