Zekeriya Türkmen

Keywords: Chief-commander, Mustapha Kemal Pasha, Ilgın manoeuvre, 5th Cavalry Corps, Fahrettin (Altay) Pasha, Aralov, Soviet Ambassador, Abilov, Azerbaijan Ambassador

Abstract

Mustafa Kemal Pasha has completed the preparations of the Turkish Army under the principle of secrecy; has also observed the general State of the Army beside the State of readiness to war with trips to the front line. Aralov, Soviet Ambassador and Abilov, Azerbaijan Ambassador, have joined to the inspection trip directed to the Western Front which was made between March 27 - April 4, 1922. It was entİrely meaningful to take the two friend natİons of the government of the Turkish National Assembly to the Western Front. As the Chief-commander has aimed to keep the supports of Soviets and Azebaijan in means of politics by showing the sİtuation of the readiness of Tıırkish Army to war in its place and by this way, has desired to show that the Turkish Nation who completed the reinforcement and feeding of her army with the principle of self-sufficiency was so close to the success. The chief-commander, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, has proudly followed the preparations İn the front line and Soviet and Azerbaijani committees have witnessed to this with pleasure. After the chief-commander, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, came back to Ankara with the commİttee, he has moved to Ilgın to watch the manoeouvre of the 5th Cavalry Corps which was planned to be realized on April 12, 1922. Although the manoeouvre has been realized on April 15, 1922 due to the rainy weather by the participation of 2 cavalry divisions, it has accomplished its mission. The well- traİned cavalries who made Mustafa Kemal Pasha feel proud, will have reached quickly to front of İzmir in The Great Attack [Büyük Taarruz] which will begin in AugLISt. In this artİcle, the grand cavalry manoeuvre vvhich was realized İn Ilgın by the 5th Cavalry Corps with the order of the Chief-commander Mustafa Kemal Pasha and the activities of the cavalry corps İn the West Front between 1921-1922, have been described as documentary.