Gördesli Makbule Mart Kocayayla/Akhisar) Gördesli Makbule , one of the female heroes of the Turkish War of Independence , was martyred in a collision with the Greeks occupying İzmir and its surroundings.
Portret of Demirci Mehmet Efe (1883-1961), from Pirlibey köyü, near Nazilli (Prov. Aydın). Picture taken ca. 1922. He was a prominent member of the ‘Kuva-yi Milliye’ (Nationalist Forces, which refers to the irregular Turkish militia forces in the early period of the Turkish War of Independence).