Italo-Turkish War

Imperial Europe

Europe 1912.0601

Italo-Turkish War

Imperial Europe (1 June 1912)

Historical Map of Europe

In October 1911, Italy invaded the Ottoman Turkish provinces in North Africa. The Italians quickly conquered the coastal cities but found it harder to defeat the Arab and Turkish forces in the interior, despite the first use of airplanes in warfare. In May 1912, they occupied the Dodecanese in an attempt to force the Turks to accept defeat.

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