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Bekir Sami Günsav
1315-P. 16[1]
Miralay Bekir Sami Bey
Born (1879-12-00)0 December 1879
Died 9 September 1934(1934-09-09) (aged 64)
Place of birth Bandırma, Ottoman Empire
Place of death Istanbul, Turkey
Buried at Karacaahmet Cemetery
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
 Turkey
Years of service Ottoman: 1900–1920
Turkey: 1920–1924
Rank Miralay
Commands held 43rd Regiment, 5th Expeditionary Force, 52nd Division, Chataldja Defense Line, Department of Export and Order
56th Division, XVII Corps (deputy), XX Corps, Muğla and Antalya Area Command, Military Representative to Northern Caucasus
Battles/wars Balkan Wars
First World War
War of Independence

Bekir Sami Günsav (1879; Bandırma – 1934; Istanbul) was an officer who servered for the Ottoman Army and Turkish Army.

He was born in the village of Haydar in the district of Bandırma to father Hasan Bey and mother Aishe. Hasan Bey was a member of the Circassian family who moved from Caucasus to Anatolia. Their family name was Zarukhue.[2]

He fought the first stage the Turkish War of Independence as the commander of 56th Division.

Works

(Ed. Muhittin Ünal), Miralay Bekir Sami Günsav'ın Kurtuluş Savaşı Anıları, Cem Yayınevi, 2002, ISBN 975-406-510-1.

See also

Sources

  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. 107. (Turkish)
  2. Hamdi Gürler, Kurtuluş Savaşı'nda Albay Bekir Sami Günsav (Mayıs – Haziran 1919), Genelkurmay Basım Evi, 1994, ISBN 975-409-006-8, p. 21.

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