12 Facts About Agha Petros


Agha Petros later engaged and defeated forces of Ottoman and Kurds in a series of battles.


Agha Petros was later approached by the Allies and was given command of the left wing of the army of Assyrian volunteers.


Agha Petros's volunteers had quite a few successes over the Ottoman forces, notably at Suldouze where Petros' 1,500 horsemen overcame the forces of Kheiri Bey's.


Agha Petros defeated the Ottomans in a major engagement at Sauj Bulak and drove them back to Rowanduz.


Agha Petros defeated the Turks in Sauj Bulak and drove them back to Rowanduz.


Agha Petros sometimes had limited control over Armenians and other Assyrian forces, and was indeed mistrusted by quite a few of them.


Agha Petros reached Sain Kala seven days after the British detachment retired.


Agha Petros was the head negotiator for the Assyrians between 1919 and 1923.


Wigram mentions that Agha Petros was involved in fraudulent acts in British Columbia, where he resorted to collecting money purportedly for the building of an orphanage in Macedonia.


Agha Petros was later to be found in Rome where he passed himself off as an Assyrian tribal chief desirous to bring his tribe from the Assyrian Church of the East over to the fold of the Roman Catholic Church.


Agha Petros then returned to the Ottoman Empire and displayed his decoration from the Pope to local authorities to ask for a job at an Ottoman Consulate.


Some historians believe Agha Petros Elia was merely concerned by his own ambition.