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Hasan Tahsin
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Birth: 1888
Crete, Greece
Death: May 15, 1919
Izmir, Turkey

Turkish journalist and is a national hero in Turkey. Real name Osman Recep Nevres. A member of the Ottoman Secret Service (Teskilat-i Mahsusa), he assassinated Buxton Brothers in Romania during World War I.

He was the first to open fire on the Greek soldiers that landed in Izmir on May 15, 1919, in the opening act of the Greek occupation of more than three years that extended over a large part of western Anatolia, as well as of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922). As such, his name came to symbolize the date of 15 May 1919 in Turkey, and is associated with the events that occurred in Izmir on that day. His opening fire on Greek troops led to intercommunal rioting which killed over 300 people. 
 
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Created by: GŁner N. AkgŁn
Record added: Mar 17, 2007
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Hasan Tahsin
Added by: GŁner N. AkgŁn
 
 
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