top of page

Battle of Manzikert

The Battle of Manzikert was a turning point in Turkish history.

is one of the points. Its real name is Malazgirt Square

It is a battle. This war took place on 26 August 1071 between the Great Seljuk State and the Byzantine Empire. As a result of the war, the doors of Anatolia were opened to the Turks. This victory was a pitched battle in which Turkish-Islamic relations reached their peak.

50 thousand people under the command of Sultan Muhammed Alparslan, ruler of the Great Seljuk State, defeated 200 thousand people under the command of Byzantine Emperor Diogenes in the Manzikert Plain. This victory is very important for the Turks to show their power to the whole world.

The reasons for the Battle of Manzikert include the continuous raids of the Great Seljuk State on Anatolia, the Seljuks wanting to remove the nomadic Oghuz people from Anatolia, the Byzantine Empire not wanting the Turks to settle in Anatolia, and establishing domination over the Islamic world by removing them from Anatolia. The Turks want to settle in Anatolia and see it as their homeland, and the Byzantines want to take away the pain of their defeat in the Battle of Pasinler.





As a result of this war, the Turks made Anatolia their homeland and opened up to new horizons. This victory is also known as the war in which the Turks made Anatolia their homeland. The results of this war include the opening of Anatolia to the Turks and the achievement of important gains.

The Battle of Manzikert is one of the most important victories in Turkish history, and at the end of this war, the doors of Anatolia were opened to the Turks. Thus, the first steps on the road to the Ottoman Empire and thus to the Republic of Turkey were taken.

This war weakened Byzantium and caused fights for the throne to increase. This situation caused the collapse of Byzantium to be brought forward.

The effects of the Battle of Manzikert on the Byzantine Empire are quite great:

The Byzantine Empire was defeated in the war and Emperor IV. Diogenes was captured by the Turks.

The doors of Anatolia were completely opened to the Turks, and the Turks advanced to the Aegean and Marmara coasts.

This war laid the groundwork for the weakening of the Byzantine Empire.

The Byzantine Empire lost its power in Anatolia and retreated towards the Balkans.

The Victory of Manzikert, as a major blow to the Byzantine dominance in the region, enabled the Turks to remain permanent in Anatolia in the following period and made the Turkish population movement systematic.

Byzantium, which suffered one of the heaviest defeats in its history against the Seljuks, was dragged into a political and economic crisis after this war, and its military power was almost completely eliminated.

The power changed in Byzantium, which had to retreat to Istanbul, and the defeated Emperor was killed.

The Victory of Manzikert also initiated the process that would consign Byzantium, the eastern heir of the ancient Roman Empire, to history.

Objective of the Battle of Manzikert

to examine somehow

Hüseyin Emre next door

See Eken's writings.

This Text
You can listen


Authors: Adil Sevim Hüseyin Emre Eken

bottom of page