Elegantly clad British diplomats have lived uncomfortable lives for some months at Angora, that insupportably nouveau capital which the young Turks are erecting on a site now chiefly mud. Their efforts have been directed toward negotiating a treaty whereby British-mandated Irak would be confirmed in the possession of that major portion of Mosul granted to her by a ruling of the League Council (TIME, Dec. 28, LEAGUE). The Turks have consistently refused to accept the Council's adjudication.

One of the most markedly successful applications of the British diplomatic steamroller to an Oriental people...

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