Hashim Al-Atassi

Hashim Al-Atassi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Hashim Bay Khalid al-Atassi was a Syrian nationalist, statesman and its President during 1936 - 1939, 1950 - 1951, and 1954. He was born in Homs to the large, landowning and politically active Atassi family. He studied public administration at the M lkiye Academy in Istanbul, and graduated in 1895. He began his political career in 1888 in the Ottoman province of Beirut, and through the years up to 1918 served as Governor of Homs, Hama, Baalbek, Anatolia, and Jaffa, which included the then-small suburb of Tel Aviv. In 1920, after the World War I defeat of the Turks, he was elected chairman of the Syrian National Congress, the equivalent of a modern parliament. On March 8, 1920 that body declared independence as a constitutional monarchy, under Faisal I. He became prime minister during this short-lived period, for French occupation soon followed under the terms of the Sykes-Picot Agreement and a League of Nations Mandateshow more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136570874
  • 9786136570877