Sykes-Picot Agreement
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Sykes-Picot Agreement

An agreement between Great Britain and France concerning the postwar partitioning of the Arabian provinces of the Ottoman Empire. In 1915 both allies agreed to formulate their war aims in the Middle East. The intention was to seek compensation for the territorial gains in the region that had been conceded to the Russian allies in the Treaty of Constantinople. The British government negotiated with the Sherif of Mecca concerning the creation of an Arab kingdom, trying to find …

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Zürcher, Erik Jan, “Sykes-Picot Agreement”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0580>
First published online: 2015



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