XVII Corps (Ottoman Empire)

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XVII Corps
On Yedinci Kolordu
Active 1915–
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Corps
Garrison/HQ Smyrna (İzmir)
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Engagements Occupation of Smyrna
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Miralay Selâhattin Âdil Bey (December 17, 1917-November 27, 1917[1])
Mirliva Nurettin Pasha (November–December 30, 1918[2])
Miralay Selâhattin Âdil Bey (December 30, 1918-January 2, 1919[3])
Mirliva Nureddin Pasha (January 2-March 22, 1919)
Ali Nadir Pasha (March 22-May 20, 1919)

The XVII Corps of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: 17 nci Kolordu or On Yedinci Kolordu) was one of the corps of the Ottoman Army. It was formed during World War I.

Balkan Wars[edit]

Order of Battle, October 17, 1912[edit]

On October 17, 1912, the corps was structured as follows:[4]

  • XVII Provisional Corps (Thrace, under the command of the Eastern Army)
    • Samsun Redif Division, Eregli Redif Division, Smyrna Redif Division

Order of Battle, October 29, 1912[edit]

On October 29, 1912, the corps was structured as follows:[5]

  • XVII Provisional Corps (Thrace, under the command of the Second Eastern Army)
    • Samsun Redif Division, Eregli Redif Division, Trabzon Redif Division

On November 7, 1912, the XVII Provisional Corps was inactivated.[6]

World War I[edit]

Order of Battle, 1915[edit]

Order of Battle, 1917[edit]

  • XVII Corps (Smyrna)
    • None

After Mudros[edit]

Order of Battle, November 1918[edit]

In November 1918, the corps was structured as follows:[7]

Order of Battle, January 1919[edit]

In January 1919, the corps was structured as follows:[8][9]

  • XVII Corps (Smyrna, Commander: Nureddin Pasha)
    • 56th Division (Smyrna)
      • 172nd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Infantry Regiment, 174th Infantry Regiment
    • 57th Division (Aydın)
      • 135th Infantry Regiment, 175th Infantry Regiment, 176th Infantry Regiment

Order of Battle, May 15, 1919[edit]

On May 15, 1919, the corps was structured as follows:

  • XVII Corps (Smyrna, Commander: Ali Nadir Pasha)
    • 56th Division (Smyrna, Commander: Hürrem Bey)
      • 172nd Infantry Regiment (Ayvalık, Commander: Ali Bey)
      • 173rd Infantry Regiment (Urla, Commander: Kâzım Bey)
      • 174th Infantry Regiment (Smyrna)
    • 57th Division (Aydın, Commander: Şefik Bey)
      • 135th Infantry Regiment, 175th Infantry Regiment, 176th Infantry Regiment

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, Genkurmay Başkanlığı Basımevi, Ankara, 1972, p. 118. (Turkish)
  2. ^ T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, p. 32. (Turkish)
  3. ^ T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, p. 33. (Turkish)
  4. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 83.
  5. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 103.
  6. ^ Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 125.
  7. ^ 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. 202.
  8. ^ 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. 209.
  9. ^ Zekeriya Türkmen, Mütareke Döneminde Ordunun Durumu ve Yeniden Yapılanması (1918-1920), Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi, 2001, ISBN 975-16-1372-8, p. 326. (Turkish)