The studies made on the early republican Middle East policies generally state that Kemalist Turkey turned its back on the East. This claim became an axiom in our day. As a result of this, what is meant by the Turkish indifference towards the Muslim world, in which sense Turkey cut the lines, is not generally indicated or not explained in detail. The present study aims to question and analyze this perception which basically stresses that the early republic did not give enough place in its foreign policy to the Arab states. The topic will be discussed by searching the answers of the following questions; what we should understand from Turkey's indifference? What is expressed by this argument? How it was established and embraced by the society? And Is it valid or not?