THE NEAR EAST: The Grand Finale

A Treaty Signed. In the Palais de Lumiere (main hall of the Lausanne University), Turkey, Great Britain, France, Italy, Greece, Rumania, Japan signed the Lausanne Peace Treaty, which puts an end to the state of war in the Near East.

Yugo-Slavia refused to sign, owing to the fact that she is expected to pay a portion of the Ottoman Debt by virtue of having annexed Turkish territory in the Balkan War of 1913.

The actual ceremony of signing was excessively simple. Ismet Pasha, chief Turkish delegate, was the first to sign for his country....

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