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

Adnan Sofuoğlu

Keywords: Akbas Raid, Ottoman Empire


As is known, the Ottoman State withdrew from the First World War by signing the Mondros Armistice Treaty on October 30, 1918. The Ceasefire Treaty consisted of 24 articles and included very heavy provisions. The treaty was also very suitable for abuse. Some items, in particular, rendered the Ottoman State completely vulnerable, and the allies were entitled to occupy the country's important strategic positions, arguing that their security had been disturbed by artificial turmoil. As a matter of fact, after the Ceasefire Treaty, the Allied Powers exploited the Treaty and started to occupy their influence in the secret treaties between them. On the other hand, the Turkish Army, which exceeded 400,000 before the signing of the Armistice Treaty, became a squad of troops after the application of the Treaty.