I Caucasian Corps (Ottoman Empire)

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I Caucasian Corps
Birinci Kafkas Kolordusu
Active September 1916–October 21, 1918[1]
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Corps
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Engagements Caucasus Campaign (World War I)
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Mirliva Yusuf Izzet Pasha (1916-1917[2])
Mirliva Kâzım Karabekir Pasha (December 27, 1917-December 25, 1918[3])

The I Caucasian Corps of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: 1 nci Kafkas Kolordusu or Birinci Kafkas Kolordusu) was one of the corps of the Ottoman Army. It was formed during World War I.

Formations[edit]

Order of Battle, December 1916, August 1917, January 1918[edit]

In December 1916, August 1917, January 1918, the corps was structured as follows:[4]

Order of Battle, June 1918[edit]

In June 1918, the corps was structured as follows:[5]

  • I Caucasian Corps (Caucasus)

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Zekeriya Türkmen, Mütareke Döneminde Ordunun Durumu ve Yeniden Yapılanması (1918-1920), Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 2001, ISBN 975-16-1372-8, p. 31. (Turkish)
  2. ^ T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, Genkurmay Başkanlığı Basımevi, Ankara, 1972, p. 69. (Turkish)
  3. ^ T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, p. 162. (Turkish)
  4. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Order to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War, Greenwood Press, 2001, ISBN 0-313-31516-7, p. 154, 170, 181.
  5. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Order to Die: A History of the Ottoman Army in the First World War, Greenwood Press, 2001, ISBN 0-313-31516-7, p. 188.