The Result of the Second Crusader Army in 1101 and the War in Izvit Plateau (5)
The war in Izvit plateau meant the end of the Crusaders' second army in the last ten days of August 1101. On the other hand, “The defeated Count of Nevers fled with his brother Robert, the flag-bearer Guillaume and his entire entourage from the battlefield, but the Turks chased them up to the city of Ermenek (Germanikopolis).
The counts and knights who fled to Ermenek left all pedestrians to die under the swords of the Turks. ”
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“The Crusaders were completely defeated in the war and they were all slaughtered. Only Count Guillaume and some knights were able to save their lives by taking shelter in the Germanikopolis (Ermenek) Castle held by Byzantium. "
"The first count's flag-bearer who escaped from the war was Guillaume from the city of Nonante", whose whereabouts are not yet known.
Many people from both sides died in this war with the blows of arrows, swords and spears. Only 700 people who could flee to the mountains and dense forests were able to save their lives. ” By saying,“ Nonante city ”is not yet known, but couldn't Altıntaş and the wars fought on the plain of Sorkun and Aney in İzvit Plateau could not be meant?
It is located in Dedeli locality on Aşağı Çağlar plateau as a settlement between Altıntaş and Sorkun. They are the ruins of an ancient city whose name is not yet known.
“He attributes the Crusaders' defeat in this war to the superiority of the Turkish army in number. We do not agree with this view. Because the same Turkish army could not defeat this army, which it had caught on the way before reaching Konya and fought for three days.
This victory was achieved through the strategy implemented by Sultan Kılıç Arslan - to weaken the crusaders as much as possible by leaving them hungry and thirsty during their march, rather than the numerical superiority of the Turkish army. ”
"Kılıç Arslan had used the same tactic against the Lombard army and as it can be seen, he will defeat the third crusader army by applying the same strategy.
In addition, the fact that the Count Nevers fled to Ermenek (Germanikopolis) over the Taurus Mountains after his defeat confirms our view that he did not go towards Ereğli. ”
“Albertus, in his next father, was extremely tired and left them in the hands of the Turks and fled to the city of Germanikopolis, the count of Nevers, who had escaped from his treasure and money, he found Turkopols, the emperor's soldiers, who were placed there to protect the walls, he found himself in the Castle of St. and from there he offered a thousand requests and high wages to take him to Antakya and agreed with twelve of them (12), but he did not keep the promise made by the Turkopol and on the contrary, he robbed them on the way