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Friday, October 18, 1912. :   The First Balkan War breaks out between the members of the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire.

     The Balkan League was comprised of Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro. The Ottoman Empire, also known as the Turkish Empire, was an imperial power which existed from the late 1200s through to 1923, with its focus around the borders of the Mediterranean Sea. In March 1912, Serbia arranged a treaty of alliance with Bulgaria. However, Greece settled a military convention with Bulgaria two months later. Tension increased steadily in the Balkan Peninsula following this, especially after August 14, when Bulgaria sent a demand to the Turks that the Turkish province of Macedonia be granted autonomy. The Balkan states began to mobilise their armies in late September, and early in October Montenegro declared war on the Ottoman Empire.

On 18 October 1912, the Balkan allies entered the war on the side of Montenegro, generating the First Balkan War. Before the year was out, the Balkan League had won several sure victories over the Turkish Empire. The Turks were forced to surrender Albania, Macedonia, and most of their other territories around the Mediterranean.

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