The Role of the Ottoman General Staff in the Appointment of Mustafa Kemal Pasha to the Ninth Army Inspector
Salim Koca, E. Semih Yalçın
Keywords: Ottoman General Staff, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Ninth Army Inspector
The appointment of Mustafa Kemal Pasha to the 9th Army Inspector took place as a result of a chain of advice starting from Ali Fuad (Cebesoy) Pasha and extending to the Minister of Internal Affairs Mehmed Ali Bey, Grand Vizier Damad Ferid Pasha and Sultan Vahideddin. It is Ali Fuad Pasha who recommends Mehmet Ali Bey, one of the leading figures of Hürriyet and İtilaf Fırkası, to appoint Mustafa Kemal Pasha to a suitable position. The fact that Mehmed Ali Bey was a world with Ali Fuad Pasha's family and meanwhile Ali Fuat Pasha's discomfort came from Ankara to Istanbul and gave him the opportunity to make this advice. Ali Fuad Pasha not only made recommendations for the appointment of Mustafa Kemal Pasha to a suitable position, but also convinced Mehmet Ali that he was not a Unionist. On the other hand, when there was a lack of order in Samsun and his district, Mehmed Ali Bey offered to the Grand Vizier Damad Ferit Pasha to send Mustafa Kemal Pasha to the region for the matter of the matter and also managed to convince him in this regard. While Damad Ferid Pasha presented the issue to the Sultan, he did not have to persuade Vahideddin for the appointment of Mustafa Kemal Pasha. Because Sultan Vahideddin knows Mustafa Kemal Pasha very well and appreciates his personal ability and knows his value. He also has full confidence in him.