Ahmet Anzavur

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Anzavur Ahmed Bey

Ahmet Anzavur (1885-15 April 1921) was a gendarme officer in the Ottoman Empire. He was of Circassian descent and served as major during World War I and became a guerrilla leader in Anatolia who coordinated what is known as Revolt of Ahmet Anzavur during Turkish War of Independence.

During the Turkish War of Independence he was motivated by British secret service and Ottoman Empire higher-ups to revolt against Mustafa Kemal Pasha and Turkish revolutionaries.[1]

He was sentenced to death in February 1921, captured and executed in 15 April 1921

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  1. ^ Singh, K Gajendra (7 January 2004). "Occupation case studies: Algeria and Turkey". Asia Times.