The Balkan War Diary of French Consul Marcel Cuinet In Edirne


BİRBUDAK T. S.

GAZI AKADEMIK BAKIS-GAZI ACADEMIC VIEW, vol.10, no.19, pp.55-77, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19060/gav.321003
  • Title of Journal : GAZI AKADEMIK BAKIS-GAZI ACADEMIC VIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-77

Abstract

In 1912, the Balkan War I broke out between the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia, and Montenegro. It came to an end with London Treaty on the 30th of May in 1913. Considering this war in terms of the Ottoman dominance in Balkans, it can be said that it was a vital one. Following the war, a psychological havoc was experienced besides the important losses of land. Even though the Ottoman Empire did not directly participate in the Balkan War II, which broke out soon afterwards, and took back the Eastern Thrace, Balkan Wars made their names in the history as the wars in which the Ottoman army, which was dealing with its domestic conflicts, failed to achieve anything against the aforementioned four states and important cities such as Thessaloniki, Skopje, Bitola, Ioannina, Shkoder as well as Edirne, which was previously one of the Ottoman capital cities, were lost