General Townshend entered Kutu'l-Amare in 29th September 1915. The Ottoman forces withdrew and reinforced “Selman-i Pak”, under the command of Colonel 'Bearded Nurettin Bey'. While the reinforcement continued, Mirliva Halil Pasa the uncle of Enver Pasa, entered the frontline with a corps and changed the cause of the battle. General Townshend, with 4500 loss regressed Kutu'l-Amare
On the 3rd March 1924, after the Turkish Grand National Assembly had absolved the caliphate the former Emir of Mecca, Serif Huseyin declared himself “Caliph”.
One of the subjects that has stayed in the shadows of Ottoman history was the “Gaza Combats” that were fought on the Palestinian front during WW I
One of the lesser known supportive aspects of the Indian Muslim support was their rebellion and their demonstrations against the British army
Faik Ali took out all the evidence he had to prove that the Armenians that were living in Kutahya were innocent after Talat Pasha wanted to enforce the law being made about deporting the Armenians. Faik Ali stated that he would withdraw from his position if they enforced this law, and after he had threatened them to leave, Talat Pasha took a step back and cancelled the deportation.
In 1911 after the People's Republic of China was established; came the revolution that was initiated by Sun Yat Sen. Han Chinese people were placed in areas that were mostly rich in agriculture. In April of 1931, an uprising that was triggered by the leaders of Kumul, Niyaz Haji and Salih Darga, led to independence.
On the 17th of October nearly thirty thousand Algerian migrants started a peaceful demonstration in protest of the war. With the command of Governor Papo, the demonstration was dispersed. Police were ordered to open fire and a great massacre took place. Thousands of Algerians were wounded, hundreds were killed. The bodies of those murdered on the Saint Michelle Bridge were thrown into the Seine River.
The new army began their Western practices with French, Italian and English anthems accompanied by a band. Among Sultan Mahmud II’s official and unofficial ceremonies, upon entry and exit, anthems written for European royalty such as 'God Save the King', 'La Marseillaise' and 'Vive Henri IV' were played.
Today in Italy within the cellar of a church that is a remnant from the medieval period, lies a 400 year old Ottoman banner with no other like it.
Bosnia divided over assassination that started World War One, as rival commemorations highlight differences over Serb role
In 1932 by the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, hired Hafiz Yasar Okur to recite the Qur’an in Turkish in a project designed to ‘Turkify’ worship.
Muslims in the Ottomam Empire celebrated the New Year on the 1st of Muharrem, the first month of the Islamic Hijri calendar.
On January 5, 1919, Indian Muslims living in Britain gave the then prime minister Lloyd George a memorandum regarding the occupation of the Ottoman Empire.
The 30th October is recognized as a day of remembrance for the catastrophic tragedy of the victims of Stalin’s dictatorial policies.
The idea of the railway tunnel underneath the Bosphorus Strait was first introduced by Ottoman Sultan Abdulmedjid in 1860.
Soviet Commissioner Beriya who brought the idea of deporting Muslims in Crimean and Caucasus to the agenda of Soviet leadership initiated a plan to remove these communities from their homeland to several camps in remote towns.
The Ottoman heritage lives on in one of Africa’s poorest countries Niger, as the residents of Agades declare themselves to be the descendents of the Ottoman sultan Yildirim Beyazid.
It has been revealed that the letters Q, W and X were put forward in the first proposed Turkish Latin alphabet. On the other hand, the letters Ğ, Ö and Ü were not present. This revelation comes at a time where the previously illegal Q, W and X letters have now officially been legalized.
The decades long tradition of the controversial student oath at Turkish schools was also implemented by Germany’s Hitler and Italy’s Mussolini.
Turkey's first freely elected prime minister Adnan Menderes was executed 52 years ago today. The decision by the junta still divides the nation
“I have killed men and women, old and young… We killed 23,884 Turks and Bulgarians without counting those whom we burned in their homes or whose heads were not cut by our soldiers....”