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Navarino, The Battle of, was led up to by the refusal of the Ottoman Government to accede to the demand of the Powers that an armistice should be granted to the Greek insurgents. A combined British, French, and Russianforce, under Sir Edward Codrington, enforced the demand in October, 1827, by entering the Bay of Navarino where the Turco-Egyptian fleet lay at anchor and by destroying it, though not until the enemy had begun the action.