In Turkey, August 27th is celebrated as the “day of the great attack” on the Greek Army which led to their “liberation” of Izmir from the “Greek occupation forces”. With two propaganda videos, Ankara links the victory at Magikert in 1071 with the start of the final assault in 1922 and the fall of Izmir
That is why today the Turkish Ministry of Defense has released two “anniversary videos” discovered by news.gr.
And this is because, as with today’s old calendar, the last Greek soldiers left Izmir and the first Turkish horsemen entered it.
For Turkey it is also called “Victory Week”, as according to a related tweet by Turkish YPAM, they link the victory at Majikert on August 26, 1071, which finalized the presence of the Ottoman Turks in Asia Minor at the expense of Byzantium. with the start of the “great attack” on August 26 that resulted in the fall of Smyrna.
26 Ağustos 1071 #MalazgirtZaferi ile Anadolu'ya giren Türkler, yine bir #26Ağustos günü başlayan #BüyükTaarruz ile Anadolu'nun sonsuza kadar #TürkYurdu olarak kalacağını tüm dünyaya göstermiştir. pic.twitter.com/GIb7xwBe3Z
— TSK (@TSKGnkur) August 26, 2019
#27Ağustos günü saldırıya geçen Türk Ordusu, Yunan mevzilerini ele geçirerek Afyon'a doğru ilerledi. Bozguna uğrayan Yunan birlikleri malzemelerini imha ederek bulundukları yerleri terk ederken Türk Ordusu da büyük bir coşkuyla Afyon'a girdi.#ZaferHaftası #BüyükTaarruz pic.twitter.com/HPiCVFYA2p
— TSK (@TSKGnkur) August 27, 2019