ATATURK MONUMENT
IN LOS ANGELES

ATAMinLA
a project of ATASC

The Ottoman Empire After World War I

The Allies won World War I, defeating the German Empire, the Austria-Hungary Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. According to the Armistice of Mudros, all Ottoman Empire territory beyond Anatolia, including the Dardenelles Straits and the Bosphorus, was surrendered to the Allies. Istanbul was occupied by the British and French, although Sultan Mehmet VI was allowed to stay in place (until Atatürk later abolished the sultanate). What remained of the Ottoman Empire was a small percentage of its former size (see the purple area in Map 12).

Another treaty, the Treaty of Sèvres, further partitioned the Ottoman heartland, the Anatolian Peninsula, giving the Allies ceded land or zones of influence. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, formerly an Ottoman officer but now the Turkish National Army Commander, led the Turkish War of Independence, defeating the invading armies and liberating the Motherland. On 29 October, 1923, Atatürk declared the independence of the Republic of Turkey.

Map 12. The Ottoman Empire After World War I, 1922

Map Credit: http://looklex.com/e.o/atlas/h-ottomans.1922.htm

 

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