The foreign relations of the Turkish republic, 1923-1945
Campagna, Gerard Laval
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Turkey emerged from the Lausanne Conference free but isolated. The Lausanne Treaty gave her, within her narrowed borders, a sovereignty that the later Ottoman Empire had not known. The economic and judicial capitulations were abolished. The British, French and Italian zone were forgotten. But the Allied Powers remained hostile; they begrudged the Angora regime the treaty revision which it had wrestled from them. Soviet Russia was friendly, but the much vaunted Russo-Turkish relation was largely a solidarity of outcasts. The young Republic's isolation was brought into relief by its first diplomatic crisis. In December 1925, the Council of the League of Nations awarded the Mosul Vilayet to Great Britain's protege Iraq. There was speculation whether the Turks would try to recover the province by force. France announced her solidarity with Britain. Greece appeared ready for a war of revenge; and Mussolini left his balcony to speak from the deck of a battleship. Soviet Russia promised neutrality, nothing more [TRUNCATED]
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