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By N. Tamkin

This booklet attracts at the newest archival releases together with these from the key international of British intelligence to provide the 1st finished research of Anglo-Turkish kin in the course of the moment global struggle, with a selected emphasis on Turkeys position within the altering dating among Britain and the Soviet Union.

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53 Understandably, they failed to connect this ambiguous decrypt to subsequent Turkish assertions, at the time of the German attack on the Soviet Union, that their fear and suspicion of the Soviets were based on secure foundations. The other aspect of Soviet policy in the autumn of 1940, directed against Turkey, was the offer of a non-aggression pact to Bulgaria, ‘situated inside the security zone of the Black Sea boundaries of the Soviet Union,’ and territorial concessions to Bulgaria at Turkish expense, in exchange for military bases.

Yet it also marginalised – to the point of total exclusion – genuine insights into Soviet ambitions in Turkey (in the Caucasus, if not at the Straits), as revealed by diplomatic SIGINT during the summer of 1940. com - licensed to Feng Chia University - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-06 Anglo-Russian Antagonism, June 1940 to June 1941 2 By the summer of 1941, one of Britain’s three main ‘images’ of pre-war Turkey had been comprehensively dismantled. No longer hopeful of a restoration of Soviet–Turkish amity, antagonism between Moscow and Ankara was now understood to be axiomatic.

Yet it also marginalised – to the point of total exclusion – genuine insights into Soviet ambitions in Turkey (in the Caucasus, if not at the Straits), as revealed by diplomatic SIGINT during the summer of 1940. com - licensed to Feng Chia University - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-06 Anglo-Russian Antagonism, June 1940 to June 1941 2 By the summer of 1941, one of Britain’s three main ‘images’ of pre-war Turkey had been comprehensively dismantled. No longer hopeful of a restoration of Soviet–Turkish amity, antagonism between Moscow and Ankara was now understood to be axiomatic.

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