Ataturk's Aunt in Karaman Ermenek
An Atatürk Family in Karaman / Ermenek in Recent History
Başyayla / Come to Karaman, Atatürk's Cousin
Battalion from Thessaloniki to Ermenek / Karaman
I have witnessed incredible coincidences in the archive sources I have been working with recently. Such coincidences and coincidences add color to our lives. They said that the mountain does not meet the mountain, but man can meet man.
We know that Atatürk is from Karaman both from his mother and father's side and it is an indisputable fact.
Atatürk's grandfathers and future generations, who went to the Balkans after 1460 from the lands of the Karamanids State, especially Ermenek and Karaman, were settled in the Balkans, and the roads of their future generations again fell to Ermenek and Karaman.
Now let's follow the progress of Atatürk's Halakız's arrival in Ermenek, his daughter's departure from here to Üzümlü - Başyayla and the developments here.
Atatürk's father Ali Rıza Efendi was born in Thessaloniki in 1839 and died here at the age of 50 in 1889
In 1871, she married Zübeyde Hanım, 14 years old and 20 years younger than her.
Ali Rıza Efendi had an older sister named Nimeti. So Ataturk's aunt.
The name of Nimeti Hanım's daughter was also Zübeyde. This Zübeyde Hanım married to Vasıf Efendi, who was a soldier.
In the 1870s, Karaman Ermenek district had the status of a sanjak, that is, a city center. For this reason, a battalion was placed in the 1880s with the order of Sultan Abdulhamid II. There was also a secondary battalion, the troops of this battalion were in charge of taking care of the districts of Ermenek. These districts of Ermenek were Mut, Silifke, Gülnar, Anamur, Gazipaşa, Karataş and Sinanlı.
This battalion, with all its supplies, was loaded on a ferry from Thessaloniki in these years and brought it to the closest port to Ermenek in the Mediterranean.
Zübeyde Hanım and her husband Vasıf Efendi were also in the garrison of these two battalions, consisting of eight divisions.
Vasıf Efendi settled in Ermenek with the battalion. However, the battalion continued to reside here after leaving.
Meanwhile, Sultan Abdulhamit was dethroned. But the battalion established by him continued to work in Ermenek.
Here Vasıf Bey and Zübeyde Hanımın had a daughter named Nimeti, this name was the name of the boy's grandmother. Nimeti's name among the people was Nimetullah, and his written name in the population was Dervişe. he was brought up to the age of being a bride. The battalion was abolished in the first world war, but Vasıf Bey was continuing his duty as Accounting Clerk here.
Nimeti Hanım, when she was twenty years old, one of the gentlemen living in Başyayla Davdas / Üzümlü village, asked her son Hasan Bey and came to Davdas as a bride.
Nimeti Hanım (Dervişe) has a daughter from Hasan Bey and they name her as Zübeyde. This is the name of Zübeyde's grandmother, Zübeyde Hanım, who came to Ermenek with Vasıf Efend.
These daughters of Hasan Bey and Nimeti (Dervişe) Hanımın Zübeyde are the grandmother of Halit Atasoy, a businessperson who is originally from Başyayla Davdas - Üzümlü and currently residing in Konya.
Atat�% in 1923