Bartın in the National Struggle
In this essay that about Bartın in the Turkish independent war, the important events occurring around Bartın and Zonguldak have been studied in this period. Bartın and Zonguldak have become one of the locations where the Allies intended to invade by showing the relevant items of Mondrous Armistice as reason. As it is known, the coal was one of the most needed energy resources in the beginning of the 20th century. Hence, Bartın and Zonguldak have rich coal fields. The Allies showed close interests in these regions. On the other hands, in the years of Turkısh independent war, the sea way between İstanbul and İnebolu passed through the coast of Bartın and Zonguldak. Therefore, the healthy operation of this seaway, in one sense, depended on the events that took place in Bartın and Zonguldak. When the transportation of soldiers, officers, arms, munitions and ammunitions could not happen, this seaway was used, when we looked from this perspective, the seaway, was one of the most important logistics places in the years of the Turkish independent war. Because Zonguldak and Bartın had rich coal fields and it was located in an important location to provide the security of the İstanbul-İnebolu way. It was seen that the events occurring in this area both directly affected and indirectly affected by them. In this study of essay, the documents based on military archives in Bartın, the effects of events occurring in around Zonguldak on the Turkish independent war, were tried to be evaluated.
France, National Struggle, Bartın, Zonguldak, Cevat Rıfat Bey.