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Studien zur Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns
Herausgegeben von Heinz A. Richter

Band 98

Eckhard Lisec, Tukish Armed Forces from Early History to Modern Times
about 120 pages, 45 photos, 17 maps, hard cover, 30 Euro
ISBN 978-3-447-11438-7 online bestellen

The origins of the Turkish armed forces go back to the 3rd century B.C. Historically important they became when in 1453 they conquered Constantinople, made an end to the Byzantine Empire and founded the Ottoman Empire which dominated the Middle East, North Africa and great parts of the Balkans until middle of the 19th century. Then its decline began and at the end the Ottoman Empire was the "Sick Man" on the Bosporus. World War I brought an end and in 1923 the Republic was founded by Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk). From then on the army was the guard of the Republic against external and internal forces. This study describes the details of these developments with the main weight on the development of the Turkish military. As the author was an officer by profession and spent many years in a NATO-staff in Turkey he is competent and describes the developments in an absolute objective way as a historian would do.



CONTENT

INTRODUCTION

Early History unitl the Fall of Constantinople
The janissaries, cavalry, artillery and the conquest of Constantinople

The Army in the Ottoman Empire
Further rise and fall until 1826
The army in the 19th century
The military coup of 1909 and the Young Turks
The Ottoman Army in World War I
With the Ottoman army to the Republic

From the Creation of the Republic to the Present Day
The army under Atatürk and Inönü
Domestic operations of the army 1950-2007
Military operation abroad and the fightagainst PKK
The cocup attempt of 2016 and the further development of the army

Bibliography
Index of Names