This book draws on the latest archival releases – including those from the secret world of British intelligence – to offer the first comprehensive analysis of Anglo-Turkish relations during the Second World War, with a particular emphasis on Turkey's place in the changing relationship between Britain and the Soviet Union.
About the Author
NICK TAMKINis a member of Christ's College, Cambridge, and has taught at University College London, UKand the University of Hertfordshire. This is his first book.
Table of ContentsPreface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Turkey During the Period of Anglo-Russian Antagonism, June 1940 to June 1941 The Balkan Front, October 1940 to April 1941 Turkey and Britain's War in the Middle East, May 1941 to November 1942 The Churchill Factor: November 1942 to April 1943 Turkey and the Anglo-Soviet Alliance, June 1941 to September 1943 The Eastern Mediterranean, in Peace and War: May to October 1943 Alliance Diplomacy and the Rise of Anglo-Turkish Antagonism, October 1943 to September 1944 The Balkans, 1944-45 Russia, the Caucasus and the Straits, October 1944 to July 1945 Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index