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Kutahiye on the Chaidari battles

Despite the important losses on both sides, Kutayiye’s letter to Ibrahim refers to a Turkish victory. The letter was intercepted by a Greek patrol and mentions the general’s plans to organise new troops and crash the rebels in Eleusina and Morias. However, Kutahiye had understood the difficulties of his fight. His campaigns never took place and he realised that the re-occupation of Athens was of capital importance for the future of the Revolution. On the other hand, he attempted to bribe Karaiskakis with fiefs from Arta to Euvoia so as to join the Ottomans.

Despite the important losses on both sides, Kutayiye’s letter to Ibrahim refers to a Turkish victory. The letter was intercepted by a Greek patrol and mentions the general’s plans to organise new troops and crash the rebels in Eleusina and Morias. However, Kutahiye had understood the difficulties of his fight. His campaigns never took place and he realised that the re-occupation of Athens was of capital importance for the future of the Revolution. On the other hand, he attempted to bribe Karaiskakis with fiefs from Arta to Euvoia so as to join the Ottomans.