Van Resistance

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Van Resistance
Van Uprising/Van Ayaklanması
Van Resistance/Վանի Հերոսամարտ
Part of the Caucasus Campaign of World War I
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Armenian troops holding a defense line against Ottoman forces in the walled city of Van in May 1915.
Date19 April – 17 May 1915
Location
Result Ottoman retreat, Armenian victory
Belligerents
 Ottoman Empire Armenian residents of Van
Commanders and leaders
Ottoman Empire Djevdet Bey
Halil Bey
Köprülü Kâzım Bey
Rafael de Nogales
Aram Manukian
Strength
3rd Army
5,000[source?]
1,300[1]
Casualties and losses
55,000 civilians[2][3]
Defense of Van

The Siege of Van, Resistance at Van, (Armenian: Վանի Հերոսամարտ Vani Herosamart, Turkish: Van Direnişi) or Van Rebellion, Van Revolt (Turkish: Van İsyanı), Armenian Revolution at Van (Turkish: Van İhtilâli[4][5]) was a resistance during the World War I against Ottoman Empire.

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  1. Richard G. Hovannisian, The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, Vol II Foreign Dominion to Statehood: The Fifteenth Century to the Twentieth Century, Palgrave, 1997, ISBN 978-0-312-10169-5, p 251.
  2. Morgenthau, 227
  3. Balakian, 207
  4. The General Headquarters used this term in its ciphertext dated 8/9 May 1915, Ali İhsan Sâbis, Birinci Dünya Harbi, 2. cilt, Nehir Yayınları, ISBN 975-551-067-2, p. 434. (Turkish)
  5. The debates of Meclis-i Vükelâ on 15–17 August 1915 were recorded with title of "Van İhtilali ve Katl-i Amı" (Van Revolution and Massacre) dated 1 Zilkade 1933/10 September 1915, Stanford J. Shaw, Ezel Kural Shaw, History of the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, Volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1977, ISBN 978-0-521-29166-8, p. 338.