Saiks Beko Agreement

Finally, while the correspondence did not mention Palestine, Haifa and Akkon should be British and the brown zone (a reduced Palestine) should be internationalized. [108] On September 15, the British distributed a memorandum (which had been discussed privately two days earlier between Lloyd George and Clemenceau [103]) that the British were withdrawing their troops in Palestine and Mesopotamia and handing over Damascus, Homs, Hama, and Aleppo to Faisal`s troops. While accepting the withdrawal, Clemenceau continued to insist on the Sykes-Picot agreement as the basis for all discussions. [104] Reflecting on the last hundred years of borders drawn by a secret agreement, one may wonder what the Middle East would look like today if the Sykes-Picot had been drawn differently. Share this video with the world to pay tribute to those who have been oppressed and voiceless over the past 100 years. The agreement is often referred to as an „artificial“ border in the Middle East, „without taking into account ethnic or sectarian characteristics, [which] has led to endless conflicts.“ [111] The question of the extent to which Sykes-Picot actually marked the borders of the modern Middle East is controversial. [112] [113] The memorandum was forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and circulated for notice. [a] On January 16, Sykes informed the Foreign Ministry that he had spoken to Picot and that he thought Paris could give its agreement. . . .