Journal of Atatürk

Liberation of İzmir From Enemy Occupation in Karagöz


Ardahan Üniversitesi, İnsani Bilimler ve Edebiyat Fakültesi, Tarih Bölümü, Ardahan, Türkiye

Atatürk Dergisi 2023; 12: 1-9
DOI: 10.5152/JA.2023.23053
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The Great Offensive Battle of the Commander-in-Chief, which took place between August 26 and August 30, 1922, is one of the important stages of the Turkish War of Independence. In the con- tinuation of this victory, with the command “army, your first target is the Mediterranean,” all the provinces in Anatolia, which were under Greek occupation, were liberated. In the continuation of the Great Offensive Victory, it was aimed to destroy the enemy while dismounting from the places they occupied and to reduce the damage it would cause while retreating. With this well-planned forward operation, Izmir, which had been bleeding since the Greek occupation since May 15, 1919, was liberated on September 9, 1922. The Karagöz cartoon magazine, which witnessed this very important phase in the history of the Turkish national struggle and closely followed the political, military, economic, social, and internal and external developments of the period and brought the subjects to the readers in a humorous way, is an important historical source with many cartoons about the days when İzmir was liberated. In this study, the issue of the liberation of Izmir from the enemy occupation in Karagöz, one of the cartoon magazines that can be published for a long time and uninterruptedly in Turkish history, is discussed.liberation of

Cite this article as: Sarıkaya, M. (2023). Liberation of İzmir from enemy occupation in Karagöz. Journal of Atatürk, 12(1), 1-9.

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