turkish war

Şöyle ki, gemilerde "jurnal" adı verilen bir seyir defteri bulunur. gemi limandayken ya da seyir halindeyken yaşanan gelişmeler bu jurnal defterine kaydedilir. Geminin rotası, hızı, geldiği ve gideceği liman, vardiya değişimleri gibi bilgiler jurnale not edilir.Gemi sığ sulardan ve önemli su yollarından geçerken de jurnal sürekli güncellenir. Örneğin Cebelitarık Boğazı geçilirken "0300 Cebelitarık'a girildi" , "0700 Cebelitarık geçildi" yazılır.Keza İstanbul Boğazı’ndan geçerken "0800 İstanbul Boğazı’na girildi, 1000 Kavaklar geçildi, 1100 Hisar geçildi, 1300 İstanbul Boğazı geçildi" gibi sürekli notlar jurnal edilir.Ama aynı gemiler Çanakkale Boğazı’na geldiklerinde jurnal defterine bunlar yazılmaz. Çanakkale Boğazı seyri tamamlandığında jurnale "0900 Çanakkale çıkıldı" yazılır. ya da "1500 Şehitler Abidesi 2 milden selamlandı" şeklinde not düşülür. Çünkü herkes bilir ki bu dünyada her yer geçilir ama Çanakkale Geçilmez!

Ahmet Ali Çelikten’s grandmother came to the Ottoman Empire as a Nigerian slave. During World War I, her grandson joined the Ottoman Aviation Squadrons. He received his “wings” in 1914, making him probably the first black military pilot in history. After World War I, he went on to fly for Turkey during its war of independence.

TURKEY. Ankara province. Ankara. December 19, 2016. An Assassination in Turkey. Gunman M. Mert Altintas gesticulates and claims revenge for Aleppo and Syria, after fatally wounding Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Altıntaş, a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, also wounded three other people before being killed by officers in a shootout.

Winner, World Press Photo of the Year for 2017.

Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

Rage and sorrow are seated in my heart, so firmly that I scarce dare stay alive. It seems God wishes to support the Turks to our loss… ah, Lord God…

 They will make a mosque of holy Mary’s convent, and since the theft pleases her Son, Who should weep at this, we are forced to comply as well…

Anyone who wishes to fight the Turks is mad, for Jesus Christ fights them no longer.

—  A Templar poet lamenting the disastrous Seventh Crusade. The Crusades had always been framed as a holy pilgrimage, one endorsed and supported by God. However, this idea of divine support had been shattered after the Seventh Crusade ended in complete failure.

From then on, it was openly discussed and written that God had turned his back on the Christian world out of his displeasure with the Holy Wars, and that the Latin Kingdoms in the East were doomed to perish.

Cited from The Knights Templar, by Stephen Howarth.
Turkish minister claims 'holy wars will soon begin in Europe'
A Turkish minister has claimed "holy wars will soon begin" in Europe, in spite of the defeat of far-right leader Geert Wilders in the Netherlands elections. Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, did not welcome the victory for Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD).

A Not-So-Serious Rendition of the Build-up To World War 1 With Regards To: The Balkans–Part 3 of 6

Most of the Balkans were now independent countries, but there was still a large part of the southern half of the peninsula that was under Ottoman rule: Thrace and Macedonia. This was unacceptable to Serbia, Greece, and Bulgaria, who all bordered this land, as a large part of the population in it was either Greek or South Slav.

Mainly though, they wanted to expand their borders rather than truly help the people. Serbia couldn’t get Bosnia and Herzegovina so it began seriously looking southward, while Greece and Bulgaria had wanted European Turkey for a while now. Combined with the Albanians in the Empire rebelling, decades of guerrilla fighting in Macedonia, and the Italo-Turkish war only a year before, they decided now was the time to start.

With Russia’s help, Bulgaria and Serbia put aside their differences for an alliance. Part of this alliance was agreeing that Serbia only got land above a certain point in Macedonia, and Bulgaria would receive everything below it. This becomes important later. They later added in Greece and Montenegro to form the Balkan League.

Both Serbia and Bulgaria had strong armies (Bulgaria even saw itself the “Prussia of the Balkans”), but they knew they would need more help. The Greek army at the time was considered… not great, to say the least, but they had a relatively modern navy which the other two didn’t have. Montenegro was added mainly because Serbia asked them. They were a tiny country, with a small but alright army, and Greece and Bulgaria didn’t really protest because Montenegro didn’t really have much ambitions in expansion.

Now, I’m not one of those history buffs who could talk all day about specific battles and front lines and all that so I won’t, but the Balkan League did pretty much kick the Ottoman Empire’s ass. The Ottoman’s hadn’t completely mobilized their army, didn’t know of the Serbia-Bulgaria agreement on Macedonia and misread Greek intelligence putting their troops in all the wrong places. It was defeated after only seven months of war in May 1913.

As for the aftermath and the distribution of land, that will be covered in the next part, Balkan War 2: Electric Boogaloo!