Battle of Kızıl Tepe

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Battle of Kizil-tepe
Part of the Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878)
Battle Kizil-tepe.jpg
Date June 25[citation needed], 1877
Location near Kars
Result Ottoman victory
 Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire
Commanders and leaders
Arshak Ter-Gukasov Ahmed Muhtar Pasha
60,000[citation needed] 55,000[citation needed]
Casualties and losses
around 1500 killed and wounded[1]

430 killed,

1400 wounded[2]

The Battle of Kizil-tepe (Turkish: Kızıltepe Muharebresi) was fought on June 25, 1877, between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. The Russian were attempting to besiege Kars. The Ottomans successfully lifted the siege.


  1. Caucasian Battlefields: A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border, William Edward David Allen,Paul Muratoff, page 167, 2011
  2. THE CAMPAIGN IN ARMENIA - The Battle of Kiziltepe Hard Fight Capture of the Hill by the Turk.

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