With the Mondros armistice, the lands of Ottoman Empire became open to a kind of occupation. Within in a short time after the signature of Mondros armistice this occupations has started by Entente states. In this case, the Turkish people had to struggle against the invading states.The national struggle that started from the region and gained a national dimension showed its effect in the territory of Maraş and started a resistance operation in Maraş against the British, French and Armenian forces.
While the people supported this struggle as it was in the whole country during the national struggle, the religious men showed great benefit in this struggle by revealing the religious legitimacy of this struggle.Indeed, in Adana, Maraş, Antep and Urfa, the people who put the idea of public struggle were into peoples head also religious men.
In this study, it is focused on the activities of Ziyaizade Mehmet Emin Efendi, one of the important cymbals of the struggle given by the people of Maraş. Thus, the nationalist struggle was tried to form a point of view through the activities and discours of the relegious men.