Enver Pasha


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Enver Pasha

(ĕnvĕr` päshä`), 1881–1922, Turkish general and political leader. He took a prominent part in the Young Turk revolution of 1908, which reestablished the liberal constitution of 1876. By a coup in 1913, Enver Pasha became the virtual dictator. He fought in the Turko-Italian War (1911–12) in LibyaLibya
, republic (2005 est. pop. 5,766,000), 679,358 sq mi (1,759,540 sq km), N Africa. It borders on Algeria in the west, on Tunisia in the northwest, on the Mediterranean Sea in the north, on Egypt in the east, on Sudan in the southeast, and on Chad and Niger in the south.
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 and in the Balkan WarsBalkan Wars,
1912–13, two short wars, fought for the possession of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire. The outbreak of the Italo-Turkish War for the possession of Tripoli (1911) encouraged the Balkan states to increase their territory at Turkish expense.
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 (1912–13). Dissatisfied with the loss of Turkish territory in the Balkan Wars, he helped bring Turkey into World War I as a German ally. When Turkey signed an armistice, he fled to Berlin. Enver Pasha was killed while leading an anti-Soviet expedition in Bukhara during the BasmachiBasmachi
, revolt against Communist rule in Central Asia by Muslims and bandits, 1917–30. The Basmachi fought a guerrilla war against the Red Army, leading uprisings in the Fergana and Pamir regions.
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 revolt; his remains were returned from Tajikistan to his homeland in 1996.

Enver Pasha

 

Born Nov. 22, 1881, in Istanbul; died Aug. 4, 1922, near Bal’dzhuan. Turkish military and political figure. Participant in the Young Turk Revolution of 1908 and a leader of the Young Turks’ party, the Committee of Union and Progress.

Enver graduated from the Academy of the General Staff in Istanbul in 1903. In January 1913 he carried out a coup d’etat that brought down the government of the Liberal Union, a feudalcompradorist party, and formed an unofficial triumvirate with Talaat Pasha and Jemal Pasha that became the governing power in Turkey. Enver, one of the principal figures dedicated to the ideology of Pan-Turkism and Pan-Islam, initiated a military alliance with Germany and led Turkey into World War I. During the war he held the supreme military post of deputy commander in chief; the sultan was formally the commander in chief.

Enver and Talaat were the two men most responsible for the mass slaughter of the Armenian people. In September 1918, on Enver’s orders, Turkish forces intervened in the Caucasus in violation of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1918) and captured Baku. After Turkey signed the Moudhros Armistice of 1918, Enver fled to Germany and later to Soviet Russia. After failing to reach Anatolia and head the struggle there against Ataturk, he took part in late 1921 in an anti-Soviet Basmachi revolt in Middle Asia. Enver was killed in a battle with Red Army units.

Enver Pasha

1881--1922, Turkish soldier and leader of the Young Turks: minister of war (1914--18)
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Enver Pasha, the minister of war whose starvation policies also wiped out half of Mount Lebanon's population between 1915 and 1918, believed in pan-Turanism, which meant the domination of the Turkish nation over all minorities, even if in reality minorities within the empire -- including Arabs, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Kurds and many others -- formed the majority.
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