Will the Trojan War take place? Violations of the rules of war and the Battle of the Dardanelles (1915)

The Battle of the Dardanelles is one of the key episodes of World War I on the Ottoman front between the British, the French, the Australians and New Zealanders on the one side, and the Ottoman army under German command on the other. Immediately after the Great War, the former belligerents engaged in another war, which protracts up until the present day: allegations of violations of the rules of war are mutually addressed, in order to become a salient element of political propaganda.

About the authors

Emre Öktem
Galatasaray University

Professor at Galatasaray University, Istanbul.

Alexandre Toumarkine
Orient-Institute

Senior research fellow at Orient-Institute, Istanbul.