Attempts at building nation-states after the end of World War I have done little more than raise the foundations for a vicious cycle of conflicts in former Ottoman Empire territories.
Co-signed by the British and French in May 1916, with the blessings of Imperial Russia, Sykes-Picot carved up Ottoman territories. Professor Cengiz Tomar explains its lasting influence, and how what comes next might be even worse for the region.
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