A Transylvanian close to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the 1920s, in Turkey

Tulca E.

TRANSYLVANIAN REVIEW, vol.25, no.3, pp.79-92, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : TRANSYLVANIAN REVIEW
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-92


The text presented here is the testimonial of a Transylvanian Romanian woman, Ayse Anisoara, who found herself in Turkey with her husband, Sabri Ismail, the uncle of the author's father, in the service of Mustafa Kemal during theTurkish war of independence. Sabri went first to Ankara in 1920 and then to Russia to mediate the shipment of Russian weapons to Anatolia between late 1920 and 1922. The present study draws mainly on a document written by Ayse Anisoarain 1959, totalling 74 A5 pages in Romanian A full book devoted to this document will soon be published in Romanian.