Sıtkı Üke

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Sıtkı Üke
1314-İs. 505[1]
Mehmet Sıtkı Üke.jpg
Sıtkı Bey (Üke)
Born 1876
Salonica (Thessaloniki), Ottoman Empire
Died 1941 (aged 64–65)
Istanbul, Turkey
Buried at Zincirlikuyu Mezarlığı
State Cemetery
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
 Turkey
Years of service Ottoman: 1899-1918
Turkey: January 11, 1921-May 4, 1935
Rank Tümgeneral
Commands held 76th Regiment, Şile Depot Battalions, 127th Regiment of the 47th Division, 2nd Regiment of the 8th Division, 5th Division (deputy)
Infantry Brigade of the 24th Division, Infantry Brigade of the 11th Division, Infantry Brigade of the 8th Division, 9th Division, Cebelibereket Area Command, Adana Area Command, 4th Division, 2nd Division, 8th Division
Battles/wars
Other work Member of the GNAT (Tokat)

Sıtkı Üke (1876; Salonica (Thessaloniki) – 1941; Istanbul) was a major general of the Ottoman Army and the first head general of the Turkish Army. Sıtkı grew up in the same town as Atatürk, the founder of modern-day Turkey, who referred to Sıtkı as "big brother" and conferred on him the surname Üke, or "honor", during the establishment of the modern Turkish state.

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  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. 100. (Turkish)

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