31 ago. 2016

DOCUMENTARY Sykes-Picot (Al Jazeera)

Royal Geographical Society, 1910-15.
Signed by Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot, 8 May 1916
Below I leave you with a video from Al Jazeera on the Sykes-Picot agreement, that divided (image on the right) Palestine, Syria and Mesopotamia among Great Britain and France, after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire on World War I.

"Map of Sykes–Picot Agreement showing Eastern Turkey in Asia, Syria and Western Persia, and areas of control and influence agreed between the British and the French" (Wikipedia).

(I'm always a little suspicious of things done by Al Jazeera, but I didn't see anything wrong with this programme. Let me know if you disagree!)

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