Who started the fire of Smyrna?
The fire was initiated at one edge of the Armenian quarter when a strong wind was blowing toward the Christian part of town and away from the Muslim part of town. Citizens of the Muslim quarter were not involved in the catastrophe. The Muslim quarter celebrated the arrival of the Turkish Army.
What is the meaning of the word Smyrna?
Freebase. Smyrna. Smyrna was an ancient city located at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. Due to its advantageous port conditions, its ease of defence and its good inland connections, Smyrna rose to prominence. The ancient city is located at two sites within modern İzmir, Turkey.
When did Smyrna become part of Turkey?
Occupation of Smyrna
|Zone of Smyrna Ζώνη Σμύρνης|
|• Established||15 May 1919|
|• Disestablished||9 September 1922|
|Preceded by Succeeded by Ottoman Empire Government of the Grand National Assembly|
|Today part of||Turkey|