Aftermath of the battle at sarikamis

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120,000 Ottoman soldiers, out gunned and ill prepared for winter conditions, were driven to their fate, not only at the hands of Russian heavy artillery, but, to frostbite under the command of Enver Pasha, a Union and Progress Party figure (İttihat ve Terakki Cemiyeti). Thousands perished on The Allahuekber mountains without firing a single shot. This was one of the many methods employed by Enver and other masons to weaken the Ottoman Empire. Footage by occupying Russian forces.

Only 40,000 survived

One of the most important sources about the Sarıkamış Campaign is the memoirs of Köprülülü Şerif Bey. He mentions that they did not even possess a proper map of the region.

In his memoirs, Şerif Bey writes: “Let us make up our mind about this: For us, Sarıkamış has not only been a great lesson, but also a bright chapter of our history. Future generations should know that we met this fate because we sought salvation following a wrongly created man. History has witnessed that a great Turkish army has fought due to the greed of an ignorant and mad commander.”

“OSMANLI troops fought on the top of tall mountains under snowstorm against the artillery of an enemy of centuries and they were completely annihilated, but not a single soldier has ever turned his back to his nation… ın Sarıkamış, there was no panic.”

[1915]

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Turkey held a commemoration for those martyred in this event yesterday.

Turkey commemorates Sarikamis martyrs

Along with Turkish people across country, Afghans, Macedonians and Palestinians were among the crowd.

KARS, Turkey 

Thousands of people came together in Turkey on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Sarikamis operation, during which around 90 thousand Turkish soldiers froze to death in 1914.

Along with Turkish people across country, Afghans, Macedonians and Palestinians were among the crowd.

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