The Ahi and Ahi Organization is the Anatolian Turkish-Islamic tradition that dates back to the 13th century. Ahi is a tradition with cultural, moral, educational, social, economic, military, political and administrative dimensions. The Ahi Organization has been effective in the economic, commercial and social life of Anatolia for nearly 500 years. Ahi Organization has an understanding and rules that can be considered as the origin of approaches such as human relations approach, customer satisfaction, total quality management, business ethics and social responsibility. Before becoming a good tradesman, understanding the need to be a good person is essential. The Ahi Organization not only fulfilled an economic and social duty, but also carried out military and political duties. Especially during the difficult times of the country, during the times of war, they helped the army. They have endeavored for the existence of unity and solidarity in the country at all times. In this study, which describes the Ahi Organization, which has performed so many functions; The origin, historical development of Ahi and Ahi Organization, education system, training methods, basic principles of Ahi and functions of Ahi Organization will be given in detail and theoretical information. It is aimed for the readers to understand the importance and place of Ahi Organization in Turkish administration and education culture.


Ahi, The Ahi Organization, Fütüvvetname.

Author : Seymen ÖZTÜRK
Number of pages: 621-647
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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