Fighting in east Turkey

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Ray Walsh
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Fighting in east Turkey

Post by Ray Walsh » 29 Mar 2007 15:57

am Irish, interested in militarty history and am currently living in Siirt in east Turkey.

I am very interested in learning all I can about whatever combat took place in this area

All assistance appreciated

Ray

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seljuk
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Post by seljuk » 30 Mar 2007 16:11

what are you doing there?
english teacher or?

Ray Walsh
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Post by Ray Walsh » 31 Mar 2007 18:25

consultant with Municipality

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Post by bilge kagan » 02 Apr 2007 19:38

hi ray,
the area called caucaus front or east front.ottoman forces versus russian forces.siirt was never active war front.after gallipoli campaign before arrive turkish reinforcement russian forces attacked in 1916.in districts mush and bitlis a lot of battles happend. in the end russian revolution and they retreated from anatolia.

p.s. you are very lucky. siirt kitchen is famous in turkey :lol: i suggest to "buryan kebap"

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Post by Ray Walsh » 03 Apr 2007 14:01

We like it here,
are there any good URLs etc covering the front
the food is also not bad - healthy

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Post by Peter H » 03 Apr 2007 14:29

Rafael de Nogales mentions the Armenian Uprising as spreading from Van to Siirt in 1915.

Of course lets not get bogged down in a debate on this issue.However it does point to some urban fighting/pacification campaign occurring in this area.

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Caucasian Front

Post by agblume » 03 Apr 2007 15:16

Hello Ray Walsh, You are invited to visit my website http://www.Warchron.com which addresses Russia in the Great War. Please check out the Chronology which consists of 350 pages and about 750 images as hyperlinks. There are Index and Search functions to assist your research. I believe you will find much of interest about the Caucasian Front. Best regards, agblume

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Post by Ray Walsh » 05 Apr 2007 12:20

I am interested only in the military aspects of what went on over here - I think there is more than enough there to keep me occupied for a few life times

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