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Cemal Mersinli (1875, Mersin - October 7, 1941, Ankara). He was also known as Mehmed Djemal Pasha, Mersinli Djemal, or Djemal Kuchuk (Turkish: Küçük Cemal Paşa) meaning the lesser Djemal to distinguish him from the higher-ranking Djemal Pasha. Mersinli was a general of the Ottoman and Turkish armies and a politician of the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey.[1]

Cemal Mersinli
Cemal Mersinli.jpg
Born1875 (1875)
Mersin, Ottoman Empire
Died7 October 1941(1941-10-07) (aged 65–66)
Ankara, Turkey
Buried
Cebeci Askerî Şehitliği
AllegianceOttoman flag.svg Ottoman Empire
 Turkey
Years of serviceOttoman Empire: March 13, 1895-March 22, 1920
Turkey: -May 6, 1924
RankLieutenant general
Commands heldChief of Staff of the Second Army, Chief of Staff of the Western Army, 42nd Division, 10th Division, Chief of Staff of the Inspectorate of the First Army, Vice commander of the Adrianople Fortified Area Command, VIII Corps, Fourth Army, Yildirim Troops Inspectorate, Second Army, General Director of Military Schools, War Minister
Battles/warsBalkan Wars
First World War
War of Independence
Other workMember of the GNAT (Isparta)
Member of the GNAT (İçel)

During the Arab Revolt, he led Turkish forces in an attack on Wadi Musa on 21 Oct. 1917. The Ottoman forces were defeated by forces under the command of Mawlud Mukhlis, Faisal's aide-de-camp.[2][3]


Cemal Mersinli during World War I

Medals and DecorationsEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Türk Parlamento Tarihi Araştırma Grubu, Türk Parlamento Tarihi, Millî Mücadele ve T.B.M.B. I. Dönem 1919-1923 - III. Cilt: I. Dönem Milletvekillerin Özgeçmişleri, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Vakfı Yayınları, Ankara, 1995, ISBN 975-7291-06-4, pp. 472-474. (in Turkish)
  2. ^ Faulkner, Neil (2016). Lawrence of Arabia's War: The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI. New Haven: Yale University Press. p. 314-315. ISBN 9780300226393.
  3. ^ Lawrence, T.E. (1935). Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc. p. 381.

External linksEdit

  • Dursun Gök, Mersinli Cemal Paşa, Atatürk Araştırma Merkezi Dergisi, Sayı 34, Cilt: XII, Mart 1996 (in Turkish)