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

Mehmet Akif Bal

Keywords: Russian, Ottoman, Armed Forces, The bombing, War, Navy


During the I. World War, Trabzon became the target of Russian Enemy Forces. The Russians who lived in Trabzon wanted it to be part of their own place. Because Trabzon's strategical point, transportation field was really important to control Eastern Anatolia. The Russian Navy's decided to work out on there because of these reasons. They bombed everywhere in Trabzon and also went on bombing on the coast of Black Sea. It destroyed nearby places and made The Russian ships to continue on their way. So, we can say that they wouldn't have succeed in it, if the Russian Armed Forces didn't help them. Because in the places that they didn't, the Russian ships couldn't make what they planned real. But whatever it happened, the bombing devastated Trabzon and finished its economy and social life. The people were forced to immigrant to other places because of these. All the things that were lived was going to bring the bad ends to Trabzon's public life…