THE NEAR EAST: A Flare-Up

The Lausanne Conference took a temporary lease of life when Ismet Pasha, head of the Turkish Delegation, and Eleutherios Venezelos, head of the Greek Delegation, had a verbal tiff. The trouble was over a discussion of a commercial convention. It had been agreed that the convention between Turkey and the Great Powers should last for five years, and only two years for Rumania, Yugo-Slavia and Greece. Ismet Pasha suddenly announced that, as Turkey did not do much business with Rumania and Yugoslavia, he would be willing to let the period stand at...

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