Nurettin Paşa (Sakallı)
born in Bursa in 1873. After graduating from the War Academy, he joined the
Turco-Greek War of 1897 as a volunteer. During the Balkan war, he
commanded the 9th Infantry Regiment.
In the World
War, Nurettin Paşa was one of the key figures of the Turkish Army in the
Mesopotamian campaign. He first commanded the XVII Corps and later assumed
the command of the XXV Corps. During the course of war, he was also assigned
as the Governor of Izmir and Aydın.
After the war,
he supported the local resistance groups in Izmir, but the armistice
government in Istanbul removed him from the governor’s office, since it was
clear that he was going to resist the Greek occupation.
opening of the Grand Assembly in Ankara, Nurettin Paşa first tried to act as
a mediator between Istanbul and Ankara, but later gave up on this and joined
the War of Independence. He was very successful as the commander of the
First Army and he was with Mustafa Kemal when the Turkish troops entered Izmir
after liberation.Nurettin Paşa
became a member of the parliament in 1924 from the district of Bursa. He
died in 1932.