What Was The Result Of The Sykes Picot Agreement

The 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement between Britain and the French defined the future British and French spheres of influence in the Ottoman Empire. At the time, the agreement was legally binding on Britain and France, although conditional on the defeat of the Ottomans by the Allies. The fact that it is secret and does not necessarily take into account the wishes of the local population does not affect the binding nature of the agreement under international law. In the Constantinople Agreement of March 18, 1915, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Sazonov wrote to the French and British ambassadors after the start of naval operations in advance of the Gallipoli campaign, claiming Constantinople and the Dardanelles.

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