The Ottoman military preparations in Iraq during the First World War


This study aims to explain the military preparation preparations which Ottoman authorities took when the first word war occurred. The Ottoman didn’t expect any military confrontation in Iraq , for their preparations didn’t suitable and it came late at the last months before the war. The preparations included declaration of general mobilization which stipulated to put men under weapons , preparing to travel , and to make use of the economical abilities in Iraq to serve the war and it imposed war taxes on citizens . All these steps caused a great suffer from the citizens of Iraqi people whom tried to escape from taxes and military serves.