The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a city in eastern Turkey, in Kars II (Province). Population, 20,000 (1970). Sarikamiş is a stopping point on the railroad and highway between Erzurum and Kars. Vegetable oil and cheese are produced. There are also flour mills.

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A car of Azerbaijan Railways was included into a local Turkish train at the Kars station and proceeded through such large stations as Sarikamis, Erzurum, Erzincan, Divrigi and Bostankaya to the Sivas station, traveling the distance in eight hours.
The divided loyalties of the Armenians had shaken many Muslims' confidence, as thousands of them "materially assisted the Russian forces and harassed the Ottoman Third Army as it retreated from Sarikamis" (Ulrichsen, p.
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The Turkish nation gave 230,000 martyrs in Gallipoli, 90,000 in Sarikamis and 40,000 in Arabian land that belonged to Ottoman Empire at that time.
It could be argued that the strategic rationale for the Armenian mass deportations was the major disruption of the Russo-Ottoman border, whereby Ottomans' main line of defense, the Third Army, was broken during the Sarikamis Battle in December 1914 to January 1915.
25 on the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline's section in the city of Sarikamis of Turkey's Kars province.