ISSN: 1011-727X
e-ISSN: 2667-5420

İbrahim İslam

Keywords: Turkish National Independence War, Cilicia, Ankara Government, France, Economic Activities


Cilicia was occupied by "Entente States" immediately after the "Mondros Truce". When the "Ankara Treaty" was signed in 20 October 1921 Cilicia was handed över to the Turkish Administration. One of the reasons for Entente Povers to occupy this region was to again the economic means and use them. In this article, matters like the economic activities in Cilicia during I. World War and Turkish National Independence War, natural resources, production- consumption relations, prices, application of "National Obligations Law" in this area, efforts to gather aid for the struggle against the occupation, working environment and social groups had be evaluated. In study, primarily General Staff Archives (ATAŞE) and also Prime Ministry Ottoman Archives (BOA) documents, press of that period, memoirs from Turks National Independence War and some researches had be used as oıır sources.