Today in World War I: the Battle of Sarikamish ends (1915)

The Battle of Sarikamish was an overwhelming Russian victory whose outcome put the Ottomans on the defensive in World War I’s Caucasus theater of operations right up until the 1917 October Revolution took Russia out of the war altogether. Its military impact was fairly substantial–World War I might have been much different if the Ottomans… Continue reading Today in World War I: the Battle of Sarikamish ends (1915)

Today in World War I: the Battle of Sarikamish ends (1915)

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The Battle of Sarikamish was an overwhelming Russian victory whose outcome put the Ottomans on the defensive in World War I’s Caucasus theater of operations right up until the 1917 October Revolution took Russia out of the war altogether. Its military impact was fairly substantial–World…

Today in World War I: the Battle of Sarikamish ends (1915)

The Battle of Sarikamish was an overwhelming Russian victory whose outcome put the Ottomans on the defensive in World War I’s Caucasus theater of operations right up until the 1917 October Revolution took Russia out of the war altogether. Its military impact was fairly substantial–World War I might have been much different if the Ottomans… Continue reading Today in World War I: the Battle of Sarikamish ends (1915)

Turkey’s unexpected baby steps

The Turkish government is going to allow its Armenian citizens to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the (let’s call it what it was) Armenian Genocide on Friday, in an officially permitted religious service. Turkey has long resisted any suggestion that the Ottoman Empire’s brutalization of its Armenian population in 1915 was a “genocide,” despite the… Continue reading Turkey’s unexpected baby steps