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Ismail Enver

Enver Pasha, Turkish Minister of War
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Enver Pascha
Türkischer Kriegsminister
Turkish Minister of War
Nicola Perscheid, Berlin
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Wohlfahrts-Karte
des "Reichsverband zur Unterstützung deutscher Veteranen E.V." und Kriegsteilnehmer des Heeres und der Marine
Mindestertrag 3 Pfg.
Welfare card of the "Reich Association of German Support for Veterans Inc." and veterans of the Army and Navy
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Enver Pasha, Turkish Minister of War

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Enver Pascha

Türkischer Kriegsminister

Turkish Minister of War

Nicola Perscheid, Berlin

Reverse:

Wohlfahrts-Karte

des "Reichsverband zur Unterstützung deutscher Veteranen E.V." und Kriegsteilnehmer des Heeres und der Marine

Mindestertrag 3 Pfg.

Welfare card of the "Reich Association of German Support for Veterans Inc." and veterans of the Army and Navy

Minimum yield 3 pfennig

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Enver Bey was one of the Young Turks who seized power in 1908, restored the 1876 Constitution, and limited the power of the Sultan. In a 1913 coup, after Turkey's defeat in the Balkan Wars, Enver and his colleagues - Mehmed Talaat Pasha and Ahmed Djemal Pasha - took control of the Turkish government. Enver Pasha took the position of Turkey Minister of War.

Enver planned and took control of the Turkish offensive against Russia in December 1914. The Battle of Sarakamish was a disaster for Turkish forces.

On March 24, 1915, six days after the failure of the Anglo-French attempt to force the Dardanelles in a naval assault, Enver asked German General Otto Liman von Sanders to take command of the Turkish Fifth Army and organize it to defend the Dardanelles.

With the rest of the cabinet, Enver resigned on October 7, 1918, and went into exile.

Turkey

Roles held by Ismail Enver

Role Start Date End Date
Minister of War

Books by or about Ismail Enver (1)

Title Author
Gallipoli Alan Moorehead