Continued: In Russia there was a descendant buried in Turkey of a Russian officer
A man in uniform, whose remains found at a construction site in the East of Turkey, was the Russian captain, not a General. It is reported Nejiten Alp, Director of the historical Museum of the province of Kars, reports on Thursday, April 27, the Agency “Anadolu”.
According to him, the preliminary analysis has allowed to establish that the officer who supposedly served in the territory of Kars and Ardahan and died during the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. His title of captain of the garrison — point to three stars and the number 20 on the form, noted the Alp.
The Museum Director also said that the remains of the soldier were discovered in an underground crypt in the quarter karagel in the North of the city of Ardahan. The builders found them when digging for a residential building. The part of a corpse, buried right in the uniform, not decomposed.
Alp added that the remains deposited in the historical Museum of Kars, and their further destiny will be solved the Ministry of culture and tourism of Turkey.
REN TV with reference to the representative of Department of tourism of the city of Kars, said that the Russian officer was buried in the years when Ardahan and Kars was part of Russia. He said that the Kars oblast was in her Ardahan were ceded to Russia by the end of the Russo-Turkish war in 1878. Only in 1921, the region returned as part of Turkey.
The finding became known on April 26. The Museum of Kars assumed it was a Russian army General.
In 1877-1878 there was a war between the Russian and Ottoman empires, caused by the rise of the national liberation movements in the Balkans. In March 1878, the parties signed the San Stefano peace Treaty, which has caused negative reaction of Western European countries and was revised at the international Congress in Berlin. As a result, he was replaced disadvantageous for the Russian Empire by the Berlin Treaty.