Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
Basat Bey, I believe at the time there was consciences between the "western" major powers to break up the Ottoman Empire which at the time was in full retreat and its own death throws... Russia wanted transit through the Bosporus into the Med, Britain wanted transit into the Black Sea. Britain, France, Italy, Greece all wanted a part of the Ottoman Empire. Russia wanted to expand their own empire into what is Armenia and Persia... this is all well documented. The Ottoman would have sat out the European conflict "I Believe" had Churchill not held the ships, crews and the payment money... It was only after this incident the Ottomans sided with Germany.