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dc.contributor.authorGingeras, Ryan
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-12T15:24:43Z
dc.date.available2017-12-12T15:24:43Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationR. Gingeras, "A last toehold in Europe: the making of Turkish Thrace, 1922-1923," Book chapter in War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State, ed. by M. Hakan Yavuz with Feroz Ahmad, (2015) Utah Series in Middle East Studies, 18 p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56427
dc.description.abstractMarch 16, 1914, a ceremony was held in the Ottoman border town of Edirne. Once the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Edirne was reoccupied by Ottoman troops in July 1913 after a three-month occupation by Bulgarian forces. The ceremony that day, held just outside the city's defenses, marked the one-year anniversary of the main Bulgarian assault upon Edirne's principle citadel. Aside from schoolchildren from the local government school, few locals partook in the prayer services held during this event, according to British sources, Among those who spoke that day was Ahmed Riza Paşa, commander of the Ottoman 2nd Army Corps. Considering the suffering and sacrifices made by both the empire's soldiers and the old capital's inhabitants, Ahmed Riza underscored that it was important to remember this great defeat and draw lessons for the future. "We Ottomans," he explained, "conquered distant lands, but now those who have been conquered are uniting to retake their lands seized from them centuries past." In light of the Ottoman re-conquest of Edirne­ the citizens of the empire were obliged to fulfill an important duty. lnstill into the minds of your children, your relatives, and your friends," Ahmed Riza commanded, "the sentiment of vengeance for the blood of those martyrs that has flowed on this spot." God willing, he added, this common sense of purpose would help the country to "return once more to the glory of former days."en_US
dc.format.extent18 p.en_US
dc.publisherSalt Lake City, Utah; University of Utahen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA last toehold in Europe: the making of Turkish Thrace, 1912-1923en_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US


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