Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Balkan War 1912 October

History of War
Before the war of Tripoli came to an end, Bulgaria and Serbia declared war against Ottoman Empire.

Shortly thereafter Greece also declared war. The objective of all power was to drive out the Turks from Europe.

The Balkan Christian slaughtered Muslims ruthlessly. Temporary peace was concluded at London. Bulgaria had occupied of Edirne as a pre-requisite to permanent peace.

This condition was not acceptable to Ottoman Empire when in 1913 January the big powers advise Khalifah to relinquish Edirne in favor of Balkan States.

The Grand Vizier, Kamil Pasya who was an ally of Britain, agreed to accept the advice. The advise was about to be accepted when Anwar Pasya who has just returned from Tripoli campaign entered the Grand Vizier’s palace and shot Nazim Pasya dead.

Kamil Pasya had to resign and Mahmud Shaukat Pasya was appointed Grand Vizier. After the change of the Grand Vizier the temporary peace came to an end and war started.

The Ottoman armies were defeated against the Bulgarians. Greece also made fresh attacks and occupied Samos Island. In 1913 March Bulgaria occupied Edirne.

In April a temporary peace was again concluded between the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.
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