The Partition of Turkey, 1913-1923

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The Partition of Turkey, 1913-1923

By Harry N. Howard
University of Oklahoma Press, 1913
486 pp. $5.00
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This careful study of the immense amount of diplomatic correspondence that has been published dealing with Near Eastern affairs during the period in question fills a real need for a reliable digest of much conflicting and scattered information. The author takes up in detail the situation on the eve of the war, Turkey's entrance into the conflict, the negotiations leading to the Constantinople Treaty, the claims of the Balkan states, the secret treaties and the attempts to realize upon them, the Greek-Turkish conflict, the Lausanne negotiations, and the mandates. The book is heavily documented, but little effort is made to relate the action of diplomacy to the domestic problems of the Near East and the author is not very successful in synthesizing his material or interpreting the significance of the problems under discussion.