Plans for the Partition of the Ottoman Empire

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott


As the military campaigns in the Caucasus, Mesopotamia, the Dardanelles and Palestine against the Ottoman empire developed (see Maps 16, 17 and 35), Britain realised that she would need to decide on the future of captured enemy territory. Fighting in an alliance, it was very difficult for Britain to ignore the wishes of her principal allies, France, Italy and Russia, all of whom had interests in the region, as well as local Hashemite Arabs from the Hedjaz and Zionists (Jewish nationalists), both keen on gaining territory and independence in the region.


Syria Turkey Egypt Meso Iraq 

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  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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