100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Britain, France and Russia Divide Up The Ottoman Empire

More than two weeks ago, representatives of Britain, France and Russia started secret meetings to draft an agreement as to the division of the Ottoman Empire should it be conquered.

On March 18, 1915 The Constantinople Agreement was reached between the secret government officials representing Britain, France and Russia. Russia would be given the area around Constantinople together with a portion of the hinterland on either coast in Thrace and Asia Minor. Constantinople, however, was to be a free port. In return, Russia consented to British and French plans for territories or for spheres of influence in new Muslim states in the Middle Eastern parts of the Ottoman Empire.

Text of The Constantinople Agreement 1915

Constatinople - 1915

Constatinople – 1915

Single Post Navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: