Thursday, 30 May, 2024
19October 1939

Britain, France and Turkey sign treaty guaranteeing all three will fight against Germany

Western European powers Britain and France signed a treaty with Turkey today formally agreeing a mutual defence pact.

The pact, officially called The British-French-Turkish Mutual Assistance Treaty of 1939, official puts into writing promises by all three nations. Turkey agrees to fight against Germany if the war spreads to the Mediterranean, and Britain and France agree to defend Turkey if is attacked by Germany, offering “all aid and assistance in their power” to Turkey.

The treaty was signed in Ankara, the capital of Turkey.

The treaty was resigned in 1949 in response to the threat of the Soviet Union.

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