International Journal of Middle East Studies


The Greco-Turkish war, 1920–1922

Peter Kincaid Jensena1

a1 Princeton University

The Greco-Turkish War was one of the major aftershocks in the wake of World War I. In attacking war-ravaged Turkey, Greece sought to realize her goal of a new Hellenic presence in Asia Minor. This action, together with British, French, and Italian designs upon Anatolian territory, threatened Turkey's existence as a nation.