Annual Register Volume 148

Annual Register Volume 148

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...from being burdened with extravagant military expenditure. This note stipulated that if the Porte took measures without the consent of the International Financial Commission for bringing the deficit up to a point where the allotted sums can no longer cover it, fresh material guarantees must be provided for balancing the Budget; that no fresh taxes should be imposed on the clearance of imports; that the increased duty of 3 per cent. must not be imposed until two months after the ratification of the agreement, and that the product of it should pass through the hands of the Public Debt Administration and be paid to the account of the Macedonian Budget, one-fourth, however, being retained for the service of the Debt, in accordance with the rule made on its unification. This arrangement was ultimately accepted by the Porte. It also agreed to the British demand as to the delimitation 'of the frontier between Turkey and Egypt. This question, which had assumed a very serious aspect during the spring (p. 117), is dealt with in detail in the section on Egypt (Chapter VII., sec. 2). Another frontier question of the year was the delimitation of the neutral zone between Turkey and Persia made in 1865 by representatives of Great Britain and Russia. The Porte now not only refused to accept that delimitation, but sent troops into the territory claimed by Persia. In April, Persia, supported by Great Britain and Russia, demanded the withdrawal of the Ottoman troops from that territory, and proposed that the question should either be referred to a Turco-Persian boundary commission or to the arbitration of two mediatory Powers. The Porte then consented to the proposed commission, and to the withdrawal of its troops in the event of its delegates being...
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  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 603g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236976169
  • 9781236976161