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List of Ottoman Empire battles in the World War I, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in World War I involving the Ottoman Empire is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these World War I battles that involved World War I you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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Armenian resistance during Wor... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Armenian resistance during World War I Anatolia - The Armenian resistance is a name given to the military and political activities of the Armenians under the Armenian political parties of Henchak, Armenakan, Dashnaktsutiun against the Ottoman ...more

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Battle of Arara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Palestine - The Battle of Arara took place on 19 September 1918 during the Battle of Sharon, which along with the Battle of Nablus formed the set piece Battle of Megiddo fought between 19 and 25 September ...more

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Battle of Ardahan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Ardahan, Turkey - Battle of Ardahan between 25 December 1914 to 18 January 1915 was the Ottoman military operation commanded by German Lt. Col. Stange to capture the city of Ardahan and cut the Russian support ...more

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Battle of Beersheba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Beersheba, Israel - The Battle of Beersheba, was fought on 31 October 1917, when the Egyptian Expeditionary Force attacked and captured the Yildirim Army Group garrison at Beersheba, beginning the Southern ...more

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Battle of Cape Sarych is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Battle of Cape Sarych Autonomous Republic of Crimea - The Battle of Cape Sarych was a naval engagement fought off the coast of Cape Sarych in the Black Sea during the First World War. In November 1914, two modern Ottoman warships, a light cruiser ...more

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Battle of Chunuk Bair is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Battle of Chunuk Bair was a World War I battle fought between the Ottoman defenders and troops of the British Empire. Allied units that made the summit of Chunuk Bair early on 8 August 1915, ...more

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Battle of Ctesiphon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Ctesiphon, Iraq - The Battle of Ctesiphon was fought in November 1915 by the British Empire and British India, against the Ottoman Empire, within the Mesopotamian Campaign of World War I. Indian Expeditionary ...more

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Battle of Dujaila is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Battle of Dujaila Kut, Iraq - The Battle of Dujaila was fought on 8 March 1916, between British and Ottoman forces during the First World War. The Ottoman forces, led by Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz were besieging Kut, when ...more

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Battle of Buqqar Ridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Palestine - The Battle of el Buqqar Ridge took place on 27 October 1917, when one infantry regiment and cavalry troops of the Yildirim Army Group, attacked the 8th Mounted Brigade of the Egyptian ...more

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Gallipoli Campaign is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale, was a campaign of World War I that took place on the Gallipoli ...more

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Battle of Gully Ravine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Cape Helles, Turkey - The Battle of Gully Ravine was a World War I battle fought at Cape Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula. By June 1915 all thoughts the Allies had of a swift decisive victory over the Ottoman Empire ...more

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Battle of Hill 60 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Battle of Hill 60 was the last major assault of the Gallipoli Campaign. It was launched on 21 August 1915 to coincide with the attack on Scimitar Hill made from the Suvla front by General ...more

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Battle of Imbros is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Aegean Sea - The Battle of Imbros was a naval action that took place during the First World War. The battle occurred on 20 January 1918 when an Ottoman squadron engaged a flotilla of the British Royal Navy ...more

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Battle of Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Mediterranean Sea - The Battle of Jerusalem occurred during the British Empire's "Jerusalem Operations" against the Ottoman Empire, when fighting for the city developed from 17 November, continuing after ...more

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Battle of Krithia Vineyard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Battle of Krithia Vineyard was fought during the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War. It was originally intended as a minor British action at Helles on the Gallipoli peninsula to ...more

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Battle of Lone Pine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Ottoman Empire forces during the First World War between 6 and 10 August 1915. Part of the Gallipoli campaign, the battle was part of a ...more

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Battle of Magdhaba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - The Battle of Magdhaba took place on 23 December 1916 during the Defence of Egypt section of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in the First World War. The attack by the Anzac Mounted Division ...more

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Battle of Manzikert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Malazgirt, Turkey - The Battle of Manzikert or Battle of Malazgirt was a battle of the Caucasus Campaign of World War I, in July 10–26, 1915. Even though losses were heavy on both sides, the Russians retreated ...more

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Battle of Mecca is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Mecca, Saudi Arabia - The Battle of Mecca occurred in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in June and July 1916. On June 10, the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, the leader of the Banu Hashim clan started a revolt against ...more

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Battle of Mughar Ridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Palestine - The Battle of Mughar Ridge, officially known by the British as the Action of El Mughar, took place on 13 November 1917 during the Pursuit phase of the Southern Palestine Offensive of the Sinai ...more

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Battle of Rafa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - The Battle of Rafa, also known as the Action of Rafah, fought on 9 January 1917, was the third and final battle to complete the recapture of the Sinai Peninsula by British forces during the ...more

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Battle of Ramadi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Baghdad, Iraq - The Battle of Ramadi was fought in central Iraq late in September 1917 between the British and the Ottomans; it was part of the Mesopotamian campaign in World War I. The 15th Indian Division was ...more

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Battle of Romani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - The Battle of Romani was the last ground attack of the Central Powers on the Suez Canal at the beginning of the Sinai and Palestine Campaign during the First World War. The battle was fought ...more

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Battle of Sari Bair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Battle of Sari Bair, also known as the August Offensive, was the final attempt made by the British in August 1915 to seize control of the Gallipoli peninsula from the Ottoman Empire during ...more

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Battle of Scimitar Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Battle of Scimitar Hill was the last offensive mounted by the British at Suvla during the Battle of Gallipoli in World War I. It was also the largest single-day attack ever mounted by the ...more

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Battle of the Nek is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Battle of the Nek was a small World War I battle fought as part of the Gallipoli campaign. "The Nek" was a narrow stretch of ridge in the Anzac battlefield on the Gallipoli ...more

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Battle of Wadi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Mesopotamia - The Battle of Wadi, occurring on 13 January 1916, was an unsuccessful attempt by British forces fighting in present-day Iraq during World War I to relieve beleaguered forces under Sir Charles ...more

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Eastern Front is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Eastern Europe - During World War I, the Eastern Front was a theatre of operations that encompassed at its greatest extent the entire frontier between the Russian Empire and Romania on one side and the ...more

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Fall of Baghdad is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Mesopotamia - The Fall of Baghdad occurred during the Mesopotamia Campaign, fought between the forces of the British Empire and the Ottoman Turkish Empire in the First World War.

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First Battle of Gaza is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gaza City - The First Battle of Gaza was fought on 26 March 1917 during the first attempt by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force to invade the south of Palestine in the Ottoman Empire during the Sinai and ...more

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First Battle of Krithia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The First Battle of Krithia was the first Allied attempt to advance in the Battle of Gallipoli during the First World War. Starting on 28 April, three days after the Landing at Cape Helles, the ...more

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German Caucasus Expedition is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
South Caucasus - The German Caucasus Expedition was a military expedition sent by the German Empire to the formerly Russian Transcaucasia during the Caucasus Campaign of World War I. Its prime aim was to secure ...more

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Landing at Anzac Cove is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
ANZAC Cove, Turkey - The landing at Anzac Cove, also known as the landing at Gaba Tepe, and to the Turks as the Arıburnu Battle, was part of the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the forces of the ...more

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Landing at Cape Helles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Cape Helles, Turkey - The landing at Cape Helles was part of the amphibious invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula by British and French forces on 25 April 1915 during the First World War. Helles, at the foot of the ...more

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Landing at Suvla Bay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The landing at Suvla Bay was an amphibious landing made at Suvla on the Aegean coast of Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire as part of the August Offensive, the final British attempt to ...more

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Mediterranean U-boat Campaign is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Mediterranean Sea - The Mediterranean U-boat Campaign in the Mediterranean Sea was fought by Austria-Hungary and German Empire against the Allies during World War I. It was characterised by the ability of the ...more

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Middle Eastern theatre of Worl... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Middle East - The Middle Eastern theatre of World War I saw action between 29 October 1914 and 30 October 1918. The combatants were on the one hand, the Ottoman Empire, with some assistance from the other ...more

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Samarrah Offensive is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Baghdad, Iraq - The Samarrah Offensive was launched by the British against the Ottomans as part of the Mesopotamian Campaign in World War I. After Baghdad fell to the British on March 11, 1917, there were still ...more

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Second Battle of Gaza is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gaza City - The Second Battle of Gaza was fought between 17 to 19 April 1917, following the defeat of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force at the First Battle of Gaza in March, during the Sinai and Palestine ...more

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Second Battle of Krithia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Second Battle of Krithia continued the Allies' attempts to advance on the Helles battlefield during the Battle of Gallipoli of the First World War. The village of Krithia and neighbouring ...more

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Second Battle of Kut is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Mesopotamia - The Second Battle of Kut was fought on 23 February 1917, between British and Ottoman forces at Kut, Mesopotamia. The battle was part of the British advance to Baghdad begun in December 1916 by a ...more

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Siege of Kut is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Kut, Iraq - The Siege of Kut Al Amara, also known as the First Battle of Kut, was the besieging of an 8,000 strong British-Indian garrison in the town of Kut, 100 miles south of Baghdad, by the Ottoman ...more

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Third Battle of Gaza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gaza City - The Third Battle of Gaza was fought on the night of 1/2 November 1917 between British and Ottoman forces during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I, and came after the Egyptian ...more

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Third Battle of Krithia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Third Battle of Krithia, fought on the Gallipoli peninsula during World War I, was the final in a series of Allied attacks against the Ottoman defences aimed at capturing the original ...more