Greco-Turkish Wars

In The Modern Era

See also--Military Coups in Turkey(1960-1997)

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Greece and Turkey (once known as the Ottoman Empire), have a long history of conflict going back to the Middle Ages. This page deals with those Greek-Turkish wars and conflicts which occurred from the beginning of the Greek War of Independence in the 1820s.

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Greek War of Independence (March 6, 1821-1832)--
Belligerents: Greek rebels (from 1821), Great Britain (1827), France (1827) and Russia (1827-1829) vs Ottoman Empire and Egypt


Epirus Revolt of 1854 (1854)--Belligerents:Epirusan (Greek) Rebels vs. Ottoman Empire, Britain, and France.

Seeking to take advantage of the war between Russia and the Ottomans (this war would soon grow to become the Crimean War), Greeks living in Ottoman-contolled Epirus rebelled with the aid of Greek Army officers (who left the Greek military to aid the rebels). Despite some early successes against the Turks, the Greek rebels were defeated. Britain and France provided aid to the Turks, due to their alliance with the Ottoman Empire against Russia.


Cretan Revolts (1841, 1858, 1866-1868, 1875-1878, 1889)

Belligerents: Cretan (Greek) Rebels vs. Ottoman Empire


Cretan Revolt/Second Greco-Turkish War "Thirty Days' War" (1896-1897) (Crete), April 10 1897-May 20, 1897 (Greece)

Belligerents: Cretan Rebels and Greece vs Ottoman Empire

First Balkan War (October, 1912-May 30,1913)

Belligerents: Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Montenegro vs Ottoman Empire



Fourth Greco-Turkish War (March, 1921-1922)


Great Britain and the Eastern Question : The case of the Greek War of Independence 1821-1828

Twenty-Five Lectures on Modern Balkan History: Lecture 6: The Greek Revolution and the Greek State

Greek Revolution 1821-1829--Details about heroes from Greek War of Independence.

Modern History Sourcebook: The Treaty of London for Greek Independence, July 6, 1827, excerpts

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