Interwar Middle East

Turkey

Abdul Hamid II is installed with constitution, but he suspends it

1876

Young Turks begin revolution- leads to them taking power

1908

Young Turks restore 1876 Constitution

Jun 1908

Balkan Wars (12 years)

1911

Treaty of Sevres: partition of Anatoliia

1920

Treaty of Lausanne: Turkey is recognized as an independant country

1923

Egypt

Britain grants Egypt partial self-rule

1922

Palestine

Balfour Declaration- Britain promises Jews a home in Palestine

1917

Arabs in Palestine revolt against Zionist Settlement and British rule

1936 - 1938

Britain repudiates Balfour Declaration

1939

Iran

Revolution of 1906- Shah is forced to create Majlis (parliament), he soon dies

1906

Constitutionalists have to sign Anglo-Russian Convention- splits Iran in 3 parts

1907

Shah shuts down Majlis, leads to civil war and anarchy

1908

Reza Khan has Majlis (parliament) depose Qajar dynasty and he becomes ruler

1925