ATATURK MONUMENT
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The Ottoman Empire and World War I

Prior to World War I, the Ottoman Empire was rapidly declining. It was unable to hold its territory in northern Africa, Egypt, the Balkans in southeast Europe, and Greece (see Map 11).

In World War I, the Ottoman Empire was allied with the German Empire (which was part of the Central Powers alliance) and was brought into war when the Germans declared war on Russia, France and Belgium, who were in a pact as Allies.

The Allied Armies attacked the Ottoman Empire on multiple fronts, including: Mesopotamia and Egypt; from the north into eastern Anatolia; in the Dardanelles straits, in order to secure waterways to the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul, the Bosphorus, and the Black Sea beyond; and in Palestine, Syria, and Arabia.

Map 11. The Ottoman Empire and World War I, 1914

Map Credit: http://looklex.com/e.o/atlas/h-ottomans.1914.htm

 

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