I. The  Law Concerning the Abolition of the Commissariats for the Sheriat and Evqaf and for the General Staff

Article 1. -Whereas the laying down and execution of the Law in cases concerning civil transactions in the Republic of Turkey falls within the province of the Great National Assembly of Turkey and of the Government which it has constituted, there is now [hereby] established, in the capital of the Republic, an office, designated ‘Presidency of Religious Affairs,’ for the dispatch of all cases and concerns of the Exalted Islamic Faith which relate to dogma and ritual, and for the administration of religious foundations.
Article 2. -The Commissariat for the Sheri'eh and Evqaf is abolished.
Article 3. -The President of Religious Affairs is appointed by the President of the Republic on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Article 4. -The Presidency of Religious Affairs is attached to the Premiership. The budget of the Presidency of Religious Affairs is appended to the budget of the Premiership. In regard to the organization of the Presidency of Religious Affairs, a regulative ordinance will be drawn up [hereafter].
Article 5. - The President of Religious Affairs is charged with the ad- ministration of all mosques of both classes and of all dervish houses within the boundaries of the territories of the Republic of Turkey, as well as with the appointment and dismissal of all rectors of mosques [imam], , orators' [khatib], preachers [va'yz], abbots of dervish houses [sheykh], callers to prayer [mu'ezzin], sacristans [qayyim], and all other employees [of a religious character].
Article 6. -The Presidency of Religious Affairs is the proper place of legal recourse for jurisconsults in the Islamic Law [müftiler].
Article 7. - With a view to a settlement in conformity with the genuine interests of the nation, Evqaf affairs are provisionally placed in the keeping of the Premiership in the form of a general administratorship.
Article 8. -The Commissariat of the General Staff is abolished.
Article 9. -As the highest military office charged with the high command in peacetime there is established the post of Chief of the General Staff. The Chief of the General Staff is independent in the sphere of his own duties.
Article 10. -The Chief of the General Staff is appointed on the recommendation of the Prime Minister as confirmed by the President of the Republic.
Article 11. -The Chief of the General Staff corresponds with every Commissariat on particulars relating to the sphere of his own duties.
Article 12. -The responsibility towards the Great National Assembly of Turkey for The general military budget falls within the province of the Commissariat for National Defence.
Article 13.-The present law comes into force as from the date of promulgation.
Article 14.-The Cabinet is charged with putting the present law into force.

II. The Law on Unification of Education

Article 1.-All scientific and educational establishments within the boundaries of Turkey are attached to the Commissariat for Public Instruction.
Article 2.-All seminaries [medreseh] and primary schools [mekteb] hitherto administered by the Commissariat for the Sheri'eh and EvquJ or by private vaqfs are handed over and attached to the Commissariat for Public Instruction.
Article 3.-The amounts ear-marked for primary schools and seminaries in the budget of the Commissariat for the Sheri'eh and Evqaf will be transferred to the budget of the Commissariat for Public Instruction.
Article 4.-In order to train specialists in higher religious studies, the Commissariat for Public Instruction will establish a faculty of theological studies in the University. For the training of officials charged with the duty of fulfilling such religious functions as those of mosque rector [imam] and' orator' [Khatib], the Commissariat will open separate schools.
 Article 5.-As from the date of promulgation of this law, the military high schools and preparatory schools which concern themselves with public education and instruction and which have hitherto been attached to the [Commissariat for] National Defense, as well as the orphanages attached to the Commissariat for Health, together with their budgets and their teaching staffs, are [now] attached to the Commissariat for Public Instruction. The form of attachment of the teaching staff in the high schools and preparatory schools afore-mentioned will be considered and regulated by consultation between the Commissariats within whose provinces they are to fall in future. In the interim, teachers connected with the army will retain their respective connections with the army.
Article 6.-The present law is valid as from the date of promulgation.
Article 7.-The Cabinet is charged with putting the present law into force.

III. The Law Concerning the Abolishment of the Caliphate and the Banishment of the Members of the Ottoman Imperial Family from the Territories of the Republic of Turkey

Article 1. - The Caliph is deposed. The office of the Caliphate is abolished, since the Caliphate is essentially comprised in the meaning and signification of [the words] Government and Republic.
Article 2. - The deposed Caliph and all male and female members of the Imperial Family of the now extinguished Ottoman Sultanate, including the husbands of Imperial princesses, are deprived in perpetuity of the right to reside within the boundaries of the territories of the Republic of Turkey. The issues of ladies related to this Imperial Family are subject to the terms of this article.
Article 3. - The individuals mentioned in Article 2 are required to leave the dominions of the Republic of Turkey within a maximum period of ten days as £ the Darulfunun in Istanbul from the date of proclamation of the present law.
Article 4. - The individuals mentioned in Article 2 are deprived of the status and rights of Turkish nationality.
Article 5. - From now onwards the individuals mentioned in Article 2 may not enjoy the disposal of real property within the boundaries of the Republic of Turkey. For the winding-up of their affairs they may have recourse, by proxy, to the public Courts of law during a period of one year.
Article 6. - The individuals mentioned in Article 2 will be presented with sums to be adjudicated by the Government on the basis of covering the expenses of their journeys in a ‘lump sum’ payment varying in proportion to their [respective] degrees of wealth.
Article 7. - The individuals mentioned in Article 2 are required, within the term of one year, to liquidate, with the cognizance and consent of the Government, all their real property within the boundaries of the dominions of the Republic of Turkey. In the event of their not having liquidated the real property afore-mentioned, this will be liquidated under the super- vision of the Government and the proceeds will be paid over to the owners.
Article 8. -Real property of individuals who have occupied the throne of the Ottoman Empire, situated within the boundaries of the dominions of the Republic of Turkey, and registered as copyhold, is transferred to the Nation.
Article 9. -Upholstery, furniture, heirlooms, and, in general, any other personal property which is contained in palaces, castles, or any other buildings which were the property of the Crown, now abolished, is transferred to the Nation.
Article 1O. -In addition to those freeholds which, under the name of Imperial Freeholds, were £formerly handed over to the Nation, all free- holds appertaining to the Crown, now abolished, the £former Imperial Regalia, and palaces, castles, buildings, and domains, including their contents, are transferred to the Nation. Article l1. -For the security and safeguard of the property, both real and personal, which is transferred to the Nation, a regulative ordinance will be drawn up [hereafter].
Article 12. -The present law comes into force as from the date of promulgation. Article I 3. -TheCabinet is charged with putting the present law into force.

Translation quoted from Arnold J. Toynbee, “The Islamic World since the peace Settlement,” in Survey of International Affairs, 1925, Part I, New York: Oxford Press, 1927, pp. 573-575.