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World War I Battles Involving the Ottoman Empire

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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