THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: Turkey vs. Britain

In the Near East, notorious for its intricate problems and as the breeding ground of intrigue, a disturbing echo was heard.

The Lausanne Treaty (TIME, August 6, 1923) left undone one thing that it should have done: the settlement of the Iraq-Turkish boundary.* It was understood that Britain (holding a League of Nations mandate for Iraq) and Turkey were to solve the problem between themselves; and, if agreement were impossible, they were to refer their dispute to the League.

Agreement was impossible. Turkey set covetous eyes on Mosul, synonym for oil; Britain set...

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