Military Lecture: Canadians in the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1922
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Speaker: Evren Altinkas
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 Facebook, YouTube, and our Museum Everywhere Portal after the event.