Russo-Turkish War 1828-1829

[ 1828 - 1829 ]

Its subsequent wars with Turkey were fought to gain influence in the Ottoman Balkans, win control of the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits, and expand into the Caucasus. The Greeks' struggle for independence sparked the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-29, in which Russian forces advanced into Bulgaria, the Caucasus, and northeastern Anatolia itself before the Turks sued for peace. The resulting Treaty of Edirne (Sept. 14, 1829) gave Russia most of the eastern shore of the Black Sea, and Turkey recognized Russian sovereignty over Georgia and parts of present-day Armenia.

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Treaty of Edirne, also called Treaty Of Adrianople (Sept. 14, 1829), pact concluding the Russo-Turkish War of 1828-29, signed at Edirne (ancient Adrianople), Tur.; it strengthened the Russian position in eastern Europe and weakened that of the Ottoman Empire. The treaty foreshadowed the Ottoman Empire's future dependence on the European balance of power and also presaged the eventual dismemberment of its Balkan possessions.

Russia, victorious on the Balkan and Caucasus fronts, preferred a weakened Ottoman Empire to one that was dismembered by other powers. The treaty allowed Russia to annex the islands controlling the mouth of the Danube River and the Caucasus coastal strip of the Black Sea, including the fortresses of Anapa and Poti. The Ottomans recognized Russia's title to Georgia and other Caucasian principalities and opened the Straits of the Dardanelles and Bosporus to Russian shipping. Furthermore, in the Balkans, the Ottomans acknowledged Greece as an autonomous but tributary state, reaffirmed the Convention of Akkerman (1826), granting autonomy to Serbia, and recognized the autonomy of the Danubian principalities of Moldavia and Walachia under Russian tutelage.

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Total Casualties 130000 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed 130000 / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 130000 /Wounded
Civilian Casualties Killed / Wounded
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Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) and Russian Empire 1828 1829 View