Partitioning Begins

Date May - June 1919


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  • The Burning of Smyrna

The Allies give the Greek army permission to occupy the historically Greek city of Smyrna on the west coast of the Anatolian Peninsula. The Greek army lands in May, inspiring celebration by ethnic Greeks and anger from ethnic Turks. Greece and Ottoman Turkey are soon embroiled in war.