Commanders on the field

First Battle of Inonu
Part of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922)
Date: 9-11 January 1921
Location: Near Inonu, Turkey
Result: Turkish victory
Turkish revolutionaries Greece
Ismet Inonu Anastasios Papoulas
2 divisions (30,000)

among 3

1 division (15,000) among 1
Unknown Unknown

The First Battle of Inonu was the first battle of the in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922), which is part of Turkish War of Independence. The battle was fought during on 9-11 January 1921, near Eskişehir in Anatolia.

Active Stage

A reconnaissance-in-force by Greek forces under Papoulas against Turkish troops entrenched near the railway station of Inonu commanded by Ismet Pasha. The Turks retreated on 10th and were about to abandon Eskişehir when the Greeks retreated on 11th January.


The Turkish revolutionaries proven themselves as a military force.

The arguments on the national army among the revolutionaries were concluded for the favor of the institution of a centralized control.

The prestige gained aftermath of the battle helped the revolutionaries to announce the first Teşkilat-ı Esasıye on January 20, 1921.

The prestige gained aftermath of the battle helped revolutinaries to initiate a new round with Russians which ended with Treaty of Moscov on March 16, 1921.

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