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The reverberations of the Chaidari clashes: Karaiskakis talks with Kutahiye

The Greek commander-in-chief was deeply concerned about Roumeli falling to the Turks and thought of leaving Athens. Indeed, Karaiskakis campaigned in Roumeli the following October. Meanwhile, and the day
following the Chaidari battle, the French admiral Derigny invited Karaiskakis to his ship, which had anchored at Ampelakia, Salamina. Karaiskakis was surprised to find Kutahiye on board, along with Homer Pasha and Homer of Karystos. Kutahiye attempted to bribe Karaiskakis. However, the Greek general proudly refused to betray his government and the fight of his Nation. He marked that he only had guns and bullets for the Turks and reinforced his decision to continue the struggle.

The Greek commander-in-chief was deeply concerned about Roumeli falling to the Turks and thought of leaving Athens. Indeed, Karaiskakis campaigned in Roumeli the following October. Meanwhile, and the day
following the Chaidari battle, the French admiral Derigny invited Karaiskakis to his ship, which had anchored at Ampelakia, Salamina. Karaiskakis was surprised to find Kutahiye on board, along with Homer Pasha and Homer of Karystos. Kutahiye attempted to bribe Karaiskakis. However, the Greek general proudly refused to betray his government and the fight of his Nation. He marked that he only had guns and bullets for the Turks and reinforced his decision to continue the struggle.