1917 Great Ankara Fire

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1917 Great Ankara Fire, in 1916, in the Hisarönü, in the Çırıkçılar Yokuşu, in the Bedesten, in the Saraçlar Bazaar and in the Atpazarı region, a major fire.[1] It is estimated that up to 1900 daggers[2] Laboratuvarı burned in the city after the fire. However, in the morning of 15 September 05:33 (UTC), 10:33 (UTC) houses were completely burned in the fire that could be extinguished.

Background[edit]

According to the 1914 census, 69,066 Muslims and 14,500 Christians lived in the center of Ankara. After the fire, there were 2 mosques and 7 churches. Before and after the fire, there were successive fires in 20 provinces of Turkey within 3 years. In the regions near the end of the fires, people of various nationalities (mostly Greeks, Jewry and Armenians) from the Christian and Jewish communities lived.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bağlum, Kemal (1992). Beşbin Yılda Nereden Nereye Ankara. Ankara. p. 194. ISBN 9789759533601. 
  2. ^ Anadolu Emraz-ı Sariye Mesaisi. Ceride-i Tıbbiye-i Askeriye. September 1917. p. 161. 
  3. ^ "1916 Ankara Yangını" (in Turkish). hafizakaydi.com. 2015.