The Greco-Turkish War that had raged for three years came to an end with Greece agreeing to give up all territories gained during the war, which it had fought against Turkish revolutionaries. The Armistice of Mudanya had just been concluded, whereby Britain, France and Italy retained control of Eastern Thrace..read more
IF BRITISH Airways and Qantas do indeed marry - creating what is being billed in Britain as the world's biggest airline - it will be the offspring of two airline CEOs who share Irish roots and who first worked at Aer Lingus, the national carrier, as young turks in the..read more
THE Turkish ambassador has revealed visitor numbers will be restricted for the centenary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli. And he described as "offensive" and "ridiculous" claims that Turkey was not respecting the remains of fallen soldiers in allowing bones to be damaged by roadworks.
* The Turkish 7th and 8th Armies were practically wiped out by General Edmund Allenby's troops at the Battle of Megiddo, west of the Jordan River. Allenby, leading the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in the conquest of Palestine and Syria, victorious at Beersheba, met the Turkish troops who were deployed along..read more
THE Opposition Leader, Malcolm Turnbull, has unveiled changes to his shadow ministry designed to focus the Coalition's political firepower on economic management and the environment. The biggest promotions have gone to Ms Bishop and three Turnbull supporters, the South Australian Liberal MP Christopher Pyne, who becomes education spokesman, Peter Dutton (Queensland),..read more