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Cihangir Akşit's Novels

Sarı Sessizlik

Sarı Sessizlik
The disappearance novel
Sarikamish 1914



Colonel Resat Cigiltepe

Colonel Resat Cigiltepe
A 27 year service in
defense of a nation




Savruluş

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Day One (22 December 1914)

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Sketch: 22 December 1914
Sketch: 22 December 1914

10th Corps:

30th Division was at the front and behind it was the 32nd Division advancing from Tortum. Fethi Bey’s detachment was also coming from the north to control Kaleboğazi Road. The Russian Forces of brigade size in Kaleboğazi were repelled and forced to withdraw towards Oltu direction. Here, they took a defensive posture, holding the passes.

In the mean time, the 31st Division captured first Narman and then Yeniköy at 17.00, by drawing back the small resistance elements of the Russians it encountered along its way.

9th Corps:

The 9th Corps repelled the Russian Forces it encountered with its 28th Division advancing in Ekrek – Sekerli direction and 29th and 17th Divisions moving in Lafsor direction.

Sketch: 22 December 1914
Sketch: 22 December 1914

11th Corps:

With the enormous storm that broke out at night, the 11th Corps launched an attack along with the 2nd Cavalry Division and a Regiment from each of the 18th, 33rd and 34th Divisions.

General Summary:

Even units were energetic, food supplies were very limited. Because they were moving, they were not feeling cold. Totally 4 Officers and 70 Privates were lost.