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Şükrü Naili Gökberk (1876 in Thessaloniki, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire – 26 October 1936 in Edirne, Turkey) was an officer of the Ottoman Army during World War I, reaching the rank of miralay (senior colonel / brigadier) on 1 September 1917; and of the Turkish Army during the Turkish War of Independence, reaching the rank of mirliva (major general) on 31 August 1922.[2] He was promoted to the rank of ferik (lieutenant general) on 30 August 1926.[2]

Şükrü Naili Gökberk
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Born1876 (1876)
Thessaloniki, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died26 October 1936(1936-10-26) (aged 59–60)
Edirne, Turkey
Buried
Allegiance Ottoman Empire
 Turkey
Years of serviceOttoman Empire: 1899–1920
Turkey: 25 April 1921 – 8 October 1934
RankGeneral
Commands heldChief of Staff of the 7th Division, 50th Division, 49th Division
15th Division, Ankara Command, Committee for Occupation and Restitution of Adana Area, Mersin Area Command, III Corps
Battles/warsBalkan Wars
First World War
War of Independence
Other workMember of the GNAT (Kırklareli)
Member of the GNAT (Istanbul)

He commanded the Turkish forces (3rd Corps) of the Ankara government which entered Istanbul with a ceremony on 6 October 1923, following the end of the city's occupation by the Allies of World War I, which has been marked as the Liberation Day of Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul'un Kurtuluşu) and is commemorated every year on its anniversary.[2][3]

He also served as a member of parliament at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara for two terms, first for Kırklareli (1923) and later for Istanbul (1935).[2]

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  1. ^ T.C. Genelkurmay Harp Tarihi Başkanlığı Yayınları, Türk İstiklâl Harbine Katılan Tümen ve Daha Üst Kademlerdeki Komutanların Biyografileri, Genkurmay Başkanlığı Basımevi, Ankara, 1972, p. 87. (in Turkish)
  2. ^ a b c d "Military career of Lt. Gen. Şükrü Naili Gökberk". Turkish Armed Forces. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ "6 Ekim İstanbul'un Kurtuluşu". Sözcü. 6 October 2017.

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