Military Lecture: Canadians in the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1922

Military Lecture: Canadians in the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1922

 

Evren Altinkas outside a university building. Her is wearing a blue cardigan with large buttons. He has short brown hair and a goatee. Behind him are buildings and a tree.

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Speaker: Evren Altinkas

A black and white photo of man standing outside. He is wearing warm winter clothes and a hat. Little detail is shown in the photo since it is very old.

Robert Frew, one of the Canadians active in Turkey during the Turkish War of Independence

At the end of the First World War, as a result of the Mudros Armistice, the Ottoman State was occupied by Allies. British, French, Italian and Greek forces have occupied some strategic locations and cities within Turkey.  By May 1919, the Turkish War of Independence started under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Anatolia.

British forces were composed of soldiers and military officers from the Dominions, including Canada. During the Turkish War of Independence, a few Canadian military personnel served for Britain in Turkey. This talk will focus on some of those Canadian military personnel and their roles in the Turkish War of Independence.

“Canadians and the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1922” is presented by Evren Altinkas and takes place Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7 pm. The lecture premieres both in-person at the Civic Museum, and online via our Facebook livestream. The recorded conversation will be available on FacebookYouTube, and our Museum Everywhere Portal after the event.

 

Guelph Museums Military Lecture series is presented in partnership with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada.

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