Ş. Can Erdem

Keywords: İstanbul, Occupation, Public Security, Minorities, Entente States

Abstract

The official occupation of İstanbul on 16 March 1920, brought about "public security problem". Especially, behaviours of the soldiers of Allies and the minorities expanded this problem; They were seizing dwellings, insulting to Turks and usurping the valuable things of them. Also they were assaulting the sacred values as flag and azan. Stealing "sikke" and gold abroad by post packets. This article is aiming to put forth the "public security problem" utilizing from the Ottoman archive documents.