Περιπέτεια του Αναστάσιου Δ. Καρατάσου στην Θεσσαλονίκη το 1873

Part of : Μακεδονικά ; Vol.28, No.1992, pages 111-119

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Adventure of Anastasios D. Karatassos in Thessaloniki in 1873
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We possess very little information on the family of Tsamis Karatassos, leader of the revolution in Chalkidiki in 1854. His eldest child the total number of children unknown) was Anastasios. He was named after his grand father, the famous fighter of 1821, and he followed the family’s profession, that of a soldier.On 21 July 1872, he was discharged from the army holding the rank of sergeant major, and he set off on a series of journeys into Tourkish dominated Greek regions, mainly in Macedonia, Because of the agonistic past of his family, those journeys attracted the interest of the Ottoman au­ thorities, which arrested and questioned him in Thessaloniki on 5,2,1873, The day after the authorities demanded his expulsion back to the then Greek territory,As there was no specific proof of any subversive activity of Karatassos, the possible reason for this incident was considered to be the intervention of a certain Mehmet Dorje. The latter one being the brother of the leader of the Ottoman forces in Sykia of Chalkidiki in 1854. It is known that Tsamis Karatassos annihilated the whole of the military body during the battle of Sykia, including the brother of Mehmet Dorje. On 13,2,1873 Karatassos left Thessaloniki for Konstantinople.In this study there are also published five documents, which come from the Historical Archives of the Ministry of Interior of Greece, and which are referring to the adventure of Anastasios D. Karatassos.
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