Free Turkish Republic of Western Trace

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Post by Tosun Saral » 16 Jun 2006 10:12

The Members of the Government August 31- Oct.25 1913

President of the Republic :Hafiz Salih Efendi
Halis Galip
Haci saffet Bey
Huseyin Pasha
Mehmet Pasha
Haci Isa Efendi
Sukru Bey
Major Suleyman Askeri
Hilmi Pasha
Kuscubasi Esref (Sencer)

Commanders of the Army:

Commander of the General Staff : Major Suleyman Askeri
-Vice Commander of General Staff : Resit the Circassian
-Director of Operations : 2nd Lt. Manastirli Halim
-Artillary Commander : Capt. Ihsan (Eryavuz)
-Cavalry Commander : Capt. Ilyas (Seckin)
-Heavy units Commander : 2nd Lt. Omer Lutfu
-Raiders Commander : 2nd Lt. Iskeceli Arif
-Storm battalion Commander ; Capt. Kisiklili Cemil
-National Forces Commander : Kuscubasi Esref (Sencer)
-National Forces Platoon Commanders : Manastirli Hüsref Sami and Cihangiroglu Ibrahim

The army had 29000 men inOct.4, 1913

Source: Col. Ismet Gorgulu "On Yıllık Harbin Kadrosu 1912-22", p.44

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Post by Mehmet Fatih » 08 Jul 2006 09:49

Storm Battalion Commander Cpt. Kisiklili Cemil is one of the Circassian bodyguards of Enver Pasha and a member of Teskilat-i Mahsusa. People know him as Yakup Cemil. He is the one who killed Nazim Pasha during the Babiali Raid.

Soldiers of his Storm Battalion were all former criminals but they did a good job. Because Yakup Cemil was tolerating no mistake.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 14 Jul 2006 14:27

Dear Mehmet Fatih, the word "criminals" for the members of storm troop is not a good definition. They were not criminals. They were all honourable, brave, good Turkish sons who were ready to die and kill for the benefit of great Turkish Nation.

On the other hand thank you for information about Kisiklili Cemil Bey.

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Post by Mehmet Fatih » 14 Jul 2006 17:05

Tosun Saral wrote:Dear Mehmet Fatih, the word "criminals" for the members of storm troop is not a good definition. They were not criminals. They were all honourable, brave, good Turkish sons who were ready to die and kill for the benefit of great Turkish Nation.

On the other hand thank you for information about Kisiklili Cemil Bey.
Dear Mr. Saral,

I have no doubt about their bravery or fighting will. But those men were were picked one by one from prisons by Cpt. Cemil Bey himself.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 30 Jul 2007 11:31

Map of Republic of Turkish West Trace.
Milis of Kırcaali
Prominant of the Reublic at Kırcaali
Volunteers defending Kırcaali in 1913
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