Associate Professor Mesut Uyar

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 8866
+61 2 6268 8879


Building 29, Level 2, Northcott Drive, HASS,UNSW, Canberra


Graduate of Turkish Military Academy in 1991. Got MA on politics and Ph.D. on international relations from Faculty of Political Sciences Istanbul University. Specialized on war studies, particularly on operations other than war. As a career officers he served at platoon leader and company and battalion  commander positions in various infantry units and several tours of peace support operations duties as military observer at UN mission in Georgia and as staff officer in Afghanistan. He served as assistant professor of international relations at the Turkish Military Academy for ten years. He was also the curator of the Military Academy Archive and Museum Division for five years  where he started his research about Ottoman military history. He spent one year as an instructor and academic advisor at the Peace Support Training Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is currently working as an associate professor of Ottoman military history at the University of New South Wales, Canberra.


Uyar M, 2015, The Ottoman Defence Against The Anzac Landing 25 April 1915, Australian Army History Unit,, Canberra

Uyar M; Erickson EJ, 2009, A Military History of the Ottomans From Osman to Atatürk, ABC-CLIO

Book Chapters

Uyar M, 2015, 'Peacekeeping', in Baker D (ed.), Key Concepts in Military Ethics, UNSW Press New South, Sydney, pp. 163 - 168

Uyar M, 2015, 'Ottoman strategy and war aims during the first world war', in The Purpose of the First World War: War Aims and Military Strategies, pp. 163 - 185

Uyar M, 2006, 'An American Military Observer of Turkish Independence War: Charles Wellington Furlong', in A Bridge Between Cultures: Studies on Ottoman and Republican Turkey in Memory of Ali Ihsan Bağış, Isis Press, istanbul, pp. 179 - 191,,2006_1

Journal articles

Uyar M, 2016, 'Who Called for a Ceasefire? Gallipoli 1915', Wartime, vol. 73, pp. 54 - 59

Uyar M; Güvenç S, 2016, 'One Battle and Two Accounts:The Turkish Brigade at Kunu-ri in November 1950', The Journal of Military History, vol. 80, pp. 1117 - 1147

Uyar M, 2016, 'Remembering the Gallipoli campaign: Turkish official military historiography, war memorials and contested ground', First World War Studies, pp. 1 - 27,

Uyar M, 2015, 'The Ottoman Empire and the Early Modern World', Agora, vol. 50, pp. 22 - 28

Uyar M, 2013, 'Ottoman Arab officers between nationalism and loyalty during the first world war', War in History, vol. 20, pp. 526 - 544,

Uyar M; Varoğlu AK, 2008, 'In Search of Modernity and Rationality', Armed Forces & Society, vol. 35, pp. 180 - 202,

Conference Papers

Uyar M, (eds.), 2016, 'Ottoman Third Corps in Crisis: Easd Pasha', in Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War, Massey University Press, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 43 - 59, presented at The Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, 22 - 24 August 2014

Uyar M, 2012, 'With the Germans in Afghanistan: A Turkish Staff Officer's Experiences during the Foundation of Kabul Multi-National Brigade', in Auftrag Auslandseinsatz: Neueste Militargeschichte an der Schnittstelle von Geschictswissenschaft, Politik, Offentlichkeit und Streitkraften, Rombach Verlag, Potsdam, Germany, pp. 251 - 262, presented at 52. Internationale Tagung fur Militargeschichte, Potsdam, Germany, 26 - 28 September 2011

Uyar M, (eds.), 2008, 'The Impact of Asymmetric Warfare on the Military Profession and Structure: Lessons Learned from the Ottoman Military', in Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution: Sociological Perspectives, Emerald, Durban, South Africa, pp. 49 - 60, presented at “The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalising World”, XVI ISA World Congress, Durban, South Africa, 23 - 29 July 2006,

Uyar M, (ed.), 2005, 'A UN Type Conflict Management: Dilemmas of Military Observer Missions in the Example of UNOMIG', in Military Missions and Their Implications Reconsidered: the Aftermath of September 11th, Elsevier, Ankara-Turkey, pp. 583 - 594, presented at ISA/RC01 Interim Conference, Ankara-Turkey, 07 - 09 July 2004


Uyar M, "Crimean War, Balkan Operations" in War in the Balkans: An Enyclopedic History

Uyar M, "Greco-Ottoman War, 1897" in War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History

Uyar M, "Kumanovo, Battle of, 1912" in War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History

Uyar M, "Ottoman Counterinsurgency Operations in the Balkans and Crete" in War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History

Uyar M, "Sarkoy and Bolayir, Battle of 1913" in War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History

Uyar M, "Shipka Pass, Battles of 1877-1878" in War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History