Turkish War of Independence

Battle of Aydın
Greek occupation of Asia Minor.
1919 Jun 27 - Jul 4

Battle of Aydın

Aydın, Türkiye

The Battle of Aydın was a series of wide-scale armed conflicts during the initial stage of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922) in and around the city of Aydın in western Turkey. The battle resulted in the burning of several quarters of the city (primarily Turkish, but also Greek) and massacres which resulted in the deaths of several thousand Turkish and Greek soldiers and civilians. The city of Aydın remained in ruins until it was re-captured by the Turkish army on 7 September 1922, at the end of the Greco-Turkish War.