Turkish officers with iron crosses

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Turkish officers with iron crosses

Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Jul 2006 10:38

I am beginning a new serial "Turkish officers with Iron Cross. I begin with eternal Commander in Chief of the Turkish Armed Forces. I will add other images as soon as find.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
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Faik Pasha

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Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Jul 2006 10:48

A hero of Gallipoli whom I could't identified.
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Col. Mehmet Cemil Uybadin

Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Jul 2006 11:31

Col. Mehmet Cemil Uybadin in National Forces uniform. (1880-1957)
Commander of 60th Division during the Turkish War of Independance.
He was a Turkish Free and Accepted Mason and Bektaschi Dervish. After the War of Independance he resigned from the army and entered into politics. He was elected MP from Tekirdag for 7 terms from 1923 to 1950. In the cabinet of Ali Fethi Okyar who was also a Mason ( 22.11.1924-03.03.1925) he was made minister of Interior. In the cabinet of Ismet Inonu (03.03.1925-01.11.1927)he was made again minister of interior.
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Ali Fuat (Cebesoy) Pasha

Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Jul 2006 11:37

Ali Fuat Pasha
Army Serial Number: P (Inf.) 1317(1901)-26
Ataturk' Class Mate
Major Gen.:1917, Lt.Gen.:1923
Retired:Dec. 5th 1927
During the Balkan wars Major Ali Fuat was the Chief of Staff of the Independent Yanya Army Corps in Greek Front until Nov. 10th 1912. Later he commanded23rd Division until March 1913. Brigadier Esat Pasha (Lt. Gen. Bulkat of Gallipoli) was the commander of the division.
At the beginning of WW1 Lt. Col. Ali Fuat was Chief of Staff of the 8th Army Corps opf the4th Army at the Sina-Palastine Front. During the 1st Canal Expedition he commanded the 25th Division. The division was taken to Gallipoli and stationed at Bolayır. 25th div. was send later on August 1916 to Romanian Front.
During the winter war of 1916-17 he commanded the 5th Division of the 16th Army Corps of the 2nd Army at Murat Region againts Russians.
Col. Ali Fuat commanded 20th Army Corps at the Sina-Palastina Front during Oct, 30th-Dec. 9th 1917 (Gazze, Birussebi,Jarusalem and Jafa battles)
Brigadier Ali Fuat Pasha commanded 20th Army Corrps of the Yildirim Army Group at the Seria, Nablus Battles during the reteat to Haleppo. (Jan. - Sept. 1918)
As Mustafa Kemal Pasha landed on Samsun in May 19th 1919 2oth Army Corps of Ali Fuat Pasha was stationed at Ankara
During the first years of the National Movement Ali Fuat Pasha commanded the irregular national forces at Western Front againts Greeks on June-July 1919. As the National Army was established he was made Commander of Western Front June 1920.
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Col. Hakki Behic Erkin

Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Jul 2006 11:45

Col. Hakki Behic Erkin
After retiring from the Army the was made the general Director of Turkish State Railways. He nationalized the railway system which was mostly in foreign hands. In the Ismet Pasha Cabinet he was the minister of Comminication. In 1940-43 he was the Turkish Ambassador to Paris. He saved 15000 Jews from the Nazis by giving them Turkish passport.
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Esat Pasha

Post by Tosun Saral » 28 Jul 2006 11:58

Esat Pasha
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Post by Peter H » 29 Jul 2006 02:49

Tosun,

An excellent presentation.

Thanks for this and your other efforts here.Details on the Ottoman army are hard to find.

Best regards
Peter

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Kazim Karabekir Pasha

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Kazim Karabekir Pasha
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Cevat Pasha (Cobanli)

Post by Tosun Saral » 02 Aug 2006 09:54

Cevat Pasha (Cobanli)
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Post by Tosun Saral » 02 Aug 2006 17:12

Personal of 6th Infantry Division who were awarded by iron cross during their baravet in Iranian Front.

Lt. Col. Mustafa commander of 16th Infantry Regiment 2nd class iron cross
Major Ali commander of 16th Regiment 2nd class iron cross

source. Miralay/Col. Suleyman Sakir Bey (Col. Orbay)"Cepheden Hatiralar, Altinci Fikra Canakkale Harbinde" (Memories from the Front, 6th Division at Gallipoli War)p.255

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Post by Tosun Saral » 02 Aug 2006 17:36

General Mehmet Kazim Orbay
Army serial number: Top/arttillary-1320/1904-1
Retired 06.07.1950
Maj. Gen.:1922, Lt. Gen.:1926, Gen. of the Army:1935
4th Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armies between 12.01.1944- 30.07.1946
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Post by Tosun Saral » 02 Aug 2006 17:42

Lt. Col. Huseyin Avni (Alpaslan Tirebolulu)
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Post by Tosun Saral » 02 Aug 2006 17:45

Field Marschall Mustafa Fevzi Cakmak
His iron cross: 2nd Class Dec. 12nd 1915
Army serial number: P/Inf-1311/1895-c-7
Maj.Gen.:1914, Lt. Gen.:1918, Gen. of the Army:1921
Fielfmarschall:1922
Retired: 12.01.1944
2nd Chief of Staf of the Turkish Armed Forces between 1922-1944
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Post by Tosun Saral » 02 Aug 2006 17:47

Major General Huseyin Husnu Emir Erkilet (Gazze 1883- Istanbul 1953)
Military serial nr. 1320(1904) P. 5
Graduated Military acadamy as staff captain in 1907
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