Geri Anasayfa


The Activities of the British in Iraq and Basra (1913-1914)

Many of the issues concerning the Ottoman-British relations before the First World War resulted from the Middle East region. Great Britain wanted to protect and maintain even by raising its influence in this strategic region which is quite important for the security of its Indian and Far-Eastern Colonies as well as for the existence of rich petrol reserves and crucial trade routes. This situation brought the Ottoman Empire and Great Britain face to face due to various issues. This study submits to the readers mainly in the light of documents in the Ottoman Archives some of the problems in the two years before the rupture of the relations between two states as they mutually went into war.

The Ottoman Empire, Great Britain, Ottoman-British relations, oil, Iraq, Basra, 1913-1914.