A Soviet Report on Turkish-U.S. Relations, 1927

“We Are All Descended from Monkeys” The Russian foreign ministerial archives are extremely difficult to work in, and that makes uncorroborated gems all the more frustrating. What follows is a remarkable account of a conversation between Mustafa Kemal (not yet but soon to be Atatürk), Iakov Surits  (longtime Soviet ambassador in Ankara), and Mark Lambert … Continue reading A Soviet Report on Turkish-U.S. Relations, 1927