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Today in Asian History: Creation of Modern Turkey

By July 24, 2012

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On July 24, 1923, Turkey and its neighbors signed the Treaty of Lausanne, which set the boundaries of the modern Turkish state. As a member of the Central Powers, the Ottoman Empire lost in World War I, and was stripped of much of its territory.

The ethnic-Turkish dominated remainder became the new nation of Turkey. It was led by Mustafa Kemal, also known as Ataturk.

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