Sheikh Said rebellion

Kurdish rebellion following the abolition of the Caliphate

Belligerents :Turkey Azadî
Sheikh SaidCommanders and leaders Mustafa Kemal Pasha
Kâzım Pasha (Third Army)
Mürsel Pasha (VII Corps)
Naci Pasha (V Corps) Sheikh Said:
Halid Beg Cibran:Strength February–March:
25,000 men (fewer than 12,000 are armed troops; the rest are unarmed logistical troops)
April:
52,000 men (25,000 are armed troops) 15,000 menCasualties and losses Total:15,000–20,000 killed

The Sheikh Said Rebellion (Kurdish: Serhildana Şêx Seîd‎, Turkish: Şeyh Said İsyanı) or Genç Incident (Turkish: Genç Hâdisesi) was a rebellion in east of Anatolia in 1925 led by Sheikh Said aimed at reviving an Islamic caliphate against the newly-founded Turkish Republic. The rebellion was mostly led by Zaza speakers, but also gained support among some of the neighboring Kurmanji speaking Kurds in the region. It was led by Sheikh Said and members of the Azadî organization led by Halid Beg Cibran.

The religious and nationalist background of the Sheikh Said Rebellion has been debated by the scholars. The rebellion was described as "the first large-scale nationalist rebellion by the Kurds." by Robert W. Olson.

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Background

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