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UNEXPECTED FAILURES IN THE SOUTH: USSR AND TURKEY (1939-1946)
UNEXPECTED FAILURES IN THE SOUTH: USSR AND TURKEY (1939-1946)

Author(s): Emanuel Plopeanu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Ovidius University Press
Keywords: The Soviet Union strategy; Turkish security; Straits; territorial demands

Summary/Abstract: In the first of these periods (autumn of 1939 and summer of 1946) the Soviet Union tried to close the Black Sea and prevent the potential French and British incursions into this area. Obviously, this plan was intended to serve Germany too and Turkey’s response was the Tripartite Treaty (with France and Great Britain). This Soviet initiative was a clear failure. The second case is more complex, because an entire preceding year of tensions between Moscow and Ankara lay behind the Soviet Note of 7 August 1946. The goal of our paper is to highlight two cases in which Soviet intentions failed, the context of these failures, the third parties involved and the effect on the Soviet foreign policy in this region.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 09
  • Page Range: 191-205
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English