First Balkan War

Imperial Europe

Europe 1913.0423

First Balkan War

Imperial Europe (23 April 1913)

Historical Map of Europe and the Mediterranean

Seeing how weak the Ottoman Turks were in their fight against Italy, an alliance of Balkan states launched an invasion of Ottoman Europe in October 1912. The Turks immediately made peace with Italy, but still lost almost all of their European possessions.

Main Events

Montenegro declares war on Ottoman Empire

Treaty of Lausanne

Italy and Ottoman Empire end Italo-Turkish War

Greece declares war on Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire declares war on Serbia and Bulgaria

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