Nevertheless, the Tapu Code was vital to the maintenance of the principles on which Turkish land tenure was based, and it remained under the 'iraq Code the law of the land. The decision has proved valuable. The wealth of Mesopotamia has been in the past, and still continues to be, derived almost exclusively from agriculture. Any sudden change in Turkish procedure in a matter of such fundamental importance as title in land was to be deprecated. Moreover, Midhat Pasha's settlement was conceived, as will be explained later, on wrong lines. It was impossible to proceed to its immediate amelioration, but to have enforced it, as the courts would have been bound to enforce it, on purely legal reasoning must inevitably have resulted in political unrest. Reference to Tapu brought disputes into the cognizance of the Revenue Department, which was in a position to take a wider view of the issues involved, and had the advantage of exercising its authority locally through Political Officers, who were able to get first-hand evidence on the spot and to judge of and make allowance for the political significance of all claims that might arise.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Arnold Talbot Wilson
Published Date - August 26 2019
ISBN - 9780260056658
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm
Page Count - 154
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