19 November 2010
Published in Bern, 1918 - Ahmet Rüstem Bey; 1862-1935
In 1914 Ahmet Rüstem Bey was nominated as Ambassador to Washington, where he started his duty on the 24th of June with the presentation of his confidence letter to the US President Woodrow Wilson. He was the first Ottoman Ambassador in Washington. Only four days later Archduke Ferdinand of Austro-Hungary was assassinated in Sarajevo and WWI started. In the summer of 1914 the US and Turkey were still outside the war. As soon as Ahmet Rüstem Bey took the office he had two shocking news.
The first one was that Britain refused to submit the two Ottoman warships, which were built in Britain for the Ottomans, despite the fact that they were paid fully.
The second shock came from the United States. ..Continue. . .
Ahmet Rüstem Bey, Original Version in French -La Guerre Mondiale Et La Question Turco-Arménienne
Ahmet Rustem Bey, The World War and the Turco-Armenian Question, Berne, 1918
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