Today in Middle Eastern/European history: the Turkish War of Independence begins (1919)

Having noted the anniversary of Sykes-Picot just a couple of days ago, we can turn our attention to a war that was about undoing many of the plans the European powers had for the Ottoman Empire after World War I. The October 1918 Armistice of Mudros, otherwise known as the empire’s WW I surrender to the allies, made no specific mention of partitioning or seizing, but of course we know from arrangements like Sykes-Picot (signed back in 1916) that France and Britain had been preparing to do just that.

Source: Today in Middle Eastern/European history: the Turkish War of Independence begins (1919)

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