Greco-Turkish War

Armistice Europe

Europe 1921.0823

Greco-Turkish War

The Treaty of Versailles and the European Revolutions in the wake of World War I (23 August 1921)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Greece moved troops into western Turkey to protect the sizeable local Greek population and assert its historical claim over the region. Initially the war favored Greece, but by late 1921 the Turks were gaining the upper hand.

Main Events

Little Entente formed between Czechoslovakia and Romania (Yugoslavia signs june 7)

Turks force Italians
out of Adalia

Truce between
Britain and Ireland

Soviets crush
Ukrainian resistance

Turks halt
Greek advance

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