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Turkish Neutrality in WWII
This paper discusses Turkish neutrality in WWII: Geopolitical background, leadership, foreign relations, weak military, authoritarianism, treaties with Allies and Germany, opportunism and trade.
# 21695 | 3,150 words | 8 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Mar 06, 2003 in History (European - World Wars)

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"This paper will discuss Turkey during the Second World War, focusing upon how Turkish leaders kept their country neutral. The first part of the paper will present a background of Turkey's geopolitical position in the middle of the Twentieth Century; the second part of the paper will examine the role played by Turkey in the Second World War.

Centrally located in the Near East and controlling the only waterway connecting the Black Sea with the Mediterranean Sea, Turkey was both an asset and an obstacle in the Allied and Axis strategic plans.. At the beginning of the war the Turkish government maintained diplomatic relations with both sides, asserting its position as being strictly neutral. Both sides wanted control of the Straits and a presence in the Balkans. The British ... "

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