Yavuz Armour Ship and Effect of its Repair on Turkish-Greek Relations


BELLETEN, vol.83, no.297, pp.689-743, 2019 (AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 297
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.689-743
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Yavuz that was included in the navy of the Ottoman State just before the World War I., is an unforgettable armour ship with a distinguished place in Turkish history. This armour ship, which provided power to the Ottoman State with its presence at a very critical time, gave the state power and prestige with its activities during and after the war. In this study, we have been informed about the following subjects; Yavuz's transition process to the Ottoman State, activities during World War I., damages caused during these activities, constructions for repair, effect of reparation on Turkish-Greek relations and finally condition after repair. Yavuz, whom the Greeks saw as a war threat in the repair process, after being repaired, contrary to fear, has been one of the leading representatives of the Republic of Turkey's peace politics and policy.